OHFA has partnered with Keep by Framework® and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, to provide our borrowers with free homeowner resources in this first-of-its-kind program and research study. We have training materials on how housing counselors inform their clients about Power of Home.
What is Power of Home?
Clients will have access to search over 300 vetted Ohio programs for home repair grants and loans, ask home experts head-scratching questions, and glean from lessons and articles, as well as the ability to perform self-assessments to detect potential maintenance issues.
Watch our latest webinar with housing counselors where we review program highlights and features, and share how you can get involved.
Power of Home Webinar
On December 12, 2020 OHFA borrowers became eligible to join Power of Home, a homeownership experience for thousands of homeowners providing unbiased advice, information, access to capital and ongoing support, powered by Keep by Framework®.
OHFA homeowners are invited to join a new program that offers free homeowner resources. Borrowers will be able to test new features and receive tools and resources to manage, maintain, build equity in their home and join a research study with The Ohio State University.
Participation in the research study will contribute to OSU's longitudinal research in evaluating the impact of the program on homeowner wellbeing. The data and research will be published to advance public knowledge about homeownership.
How Housing Counselors Can Get Involved
Housing counselors can support the program by informing OHFA clients about their ability to sign up at Keep during counseling sessions. By using the training materials and resources below, you can help clients get access to more free resources to support them along their homeowner journey while reducing the number of homeowners ill-prepared for home maintenance (53% as cited in a 2019 Framework survey).
When conducting the pre-closing homebuyer telephone counseling session, re-introduce Power of Home to borrowers.
Get excited about sharing these great resources and encourage borrowers to sign up to participate on the Keep App, providing the link to the sign-up page.
Include text in your follow up email and attach the Power of Home Overview Flyer for Borrowers to it.
- Getting Started Guide (2.62 MB Adobe PDF File)
- Housing Counselor Overview Flyer (247 KB Adobe PDF File)
- Power of Home Flyer for Borrowers (501 KB Adobe PDF File)