The Office of Housing Policy

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 News

  • Homelessness Report

    Report Finds Nearly 60,000 Ohioans Homeless in 2016

    OHFA published the first report based on information collected through the Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse (OHSDW). The report provides information on the number of individuals who accessed homelessness services between 2012 and 2016 in 86 of Ohio's 88 counties.

  • 2019 Annual Plan Draft

    OHFA Issues 2019 Annual Plan for Public Comment

    Grounded in a comprehensive review of Ohio's current housing needs and trends, this planning document identifies strategic priorities and actionable goals to be integrated into all aspects of OHFA's work. If you have comments on this draft, please email ohfapublichearing@ohiohome.org on or before June 1, 2018.

  • Housing Vacancy by District

    OHFA Issues 2019 Housing Needs Assessment for Public Comment

    We value your feedback! If you have comments on this draft, please email ohfapublichearing@ohiohome.org on or before June 1, 2018.

  • Cody Price Dissertation Award

    Cody Price, Research Analyst, Wins Best Dissertation Award

    On Friday, April 20th, Cody Price won the OSU Knowlton School of Architecture's Patricia Burgess Award for Best Dissertation. Cody's dissertation, "Alleviating Affordable Housing Stigma by Design", analyzes the use of architectural design as a tool to alleviate affordable housing stigma. Through three surveys of U.S. homeowners, he finds design and aesthetic of affordable housing matter: aesthetics change perceptions of property values, maintenance, and crime. More information on Cody's dissertation can be found here.