National Housing Trust Fund

  • National Housing Trust Fund

The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is an affordable housing production program that complements existing Federal, state and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including homeless families. NHTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing.

The Ohio Department of Development is Ohio's administering agency for the National Housing Trust Fund, and has designated OHFA as the subgrantee to allocate program funds and monitor funded projects. OHFA awards NHTF through its HDAP programs.

Allocation Plans

HUD determines each state's NHTF formula allocation amount on an annual basis and publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of funds. States must include an Allocation Plan for the NHTF in their Consolidated Plan submitted each year to HUD. OHFA's current and previous Allocation Plans are linked below.

ODOD prepares Ohio's Consolidated Plan each year and as such, holds a public hearing and comment period on the draft plan before submitting it to HUD. Information on upcoming comment periods and public hearings can be found on their webpage:

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Contact Information

Questions and correspondence regarding NHTF may be directed to

Office of Multifamily Housing
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
2600 Corporate Exchange Dr.
Columbus, OH 43231