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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  • Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

    Housing and the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

    Ohio is one of the states with the highest opioid related deaths, with over 3,600 deaths in 2016. While drug addiction certainly affects the health of the user, opioid abuse can also have harmful impacts on families and communities. Adequate and affordable housing plays a role in off-setting these impacts.

  • Starting at Home 2019

    The Starting at Home Conference Returns April 17-18, 2019

    Where we live has profound and compelling implications on other conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. We promise insightful and engaging conversations on this idea and hope to connect with you April 17 – 18, 2019!

  • American Housing Survey

    American Housing Survey: How Ohio Compares

    The American Housing Survey (AHS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, provides data on a wide variety of housing subjects such as quality and cost. In the past, data were only available at the national level and selected large metro areas. Starting with the 2015 survey, data are now available for seven states, including Ohio.

  • Homelessness Report

    A Picture of Ohio's Homeless in 2017: More Children, Aging Adults and Families

    70,123 Ohioans accessed homelessness services in 2017, and trends show this population is increasingly composed of children, older adults, families, and special populations.

  • Revisiting the Silent Crisis

    Ohio's Homeless Numbers Increasing Among Children and Older Adults

    OHFA released its second report on homelessness, "Revisiting the Silent Crisis", which highlights the growing numbers of Ohioans accessing homelessness services, in particular young children and aging adults.