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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  • Census Tract 2020

    Census 2020: Ohioans at Risk of Undercounting and the Impact of COVID-19

    Every 10 years, the United States counts every resident in the country through the Census. Census 2020 is already under way. In total, at least 70,000 Ohioans (0.62%) are at risk of being uncounted.

  • Pandemic Crisis

    A Crisis in Itself: Student Homelessness and Food Insecurity

    Ohio's response to the coronavirus pandemic has required schools to shutter temporarily in an effort to halt the spread of the virus. These actions may save lives, but they pose significant challenges for students who rely on their schools for basic necessities.

  • Community Reinvestment Act

    No Community Reinvestment Act, No Community Development: Proposed Changes to the CRA

    In 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act was passed to prevent redlining and discriminatory lending practices that came with it. Since its inception, total investment in disenfranchised communities is about $2 trillion dollars. Proposed changes to CRA could impact the way CRA works and how banks invest in the neighborhoods that need it most.