The Office of Housing Policy is dedicated to using research-based data to drive the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's (OHFA) mission, "We open the doors to an affordable place to call home," for Ohio families. Staffed by OHFA, the office works in partnership with The Ohio State University and collaborates with other colleges, universities and partners to engage research to guide affordable housing policies.
Latest Doorsteps Podcast
In this podcast episode, the Power of Home pilot program is discussed as it aims to support OHFA's first-time homeowners by providing free education and financial tools through the Keep app.
The Lease Purchase program pairs homeowner education and economic support to renters, allowing them to purchase their home after a 15-year compliance period has ended. Roughly half the homes have reached the end of their compliance period and are ready to be sold to residents or other income-qualified tenants. What has happened to the homes that have sold?
Knowing how Ohio stacks up against other states provides additional insight into the housing landscape. Compared to similar states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, how does Ohio fare in providing affordable and accessible housing?