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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  • Move to Prosper

    Higher Opportunity in Affordable Housing: Move to Prosper

    Children have the ability to do very well when they move to a higher opportunity community. Move to Prosper founders sought to test this in Columbus, Ohio, the second most economically separated region in the U.S.

  • Internet Access

    Limited Internet Access is a Challenge for Ohio Children

    One in nine children in Ohio live in a home with no access to broadband or high-speed internet. This lack of internet access has created a major obstacle for many Ohio families with children now required to attend school remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Disaster Strikes

    Disaster Strikes – Now What?

    Disasters come in many forms and have consequences beyond initial impact. It's estimated that Ohio homeowners spent nearly $437 million in disaster repairs from 2013-2015.