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.

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  • Social Vulnerability

    Where Ohioans are Most Vulnerable to Disaster or Outbreak

    Knowing where the most vulnerable populations live is crucial in preparing for disasters. Identifying these communities can help in estimating the amount of needed supplies or emergency response, communicating and mobilizing for evacuations or finding the best location for community outreach centers to provide beds, testing or financial assistance.

  • Racial Inequality

    These Five Charts Show the True Struggle for Black Homeownership

    Owning a home is arguably one of the best ways to build equity and intergenerational wealth. For many Black Ohioans, purchasing a home and the wealth-building benefits that come with homeownership are often difficult or out of reach.

  • Mental Health

    A Roof Over Your Head: Mental Health in Trying Times

    The stigmas that surround mental illness, paired with the lack of mental health resources, can wreak havoc on individuals and families. When a support system is not available, those with mental illness are vulnerable to homelessness and incarceration.