News Releases

  • News Releases

OHFA is committed to increasing awareness of our products and services with the media and the public. We regularly release news about new program offerings, Agency initiative, and any changes to our programs. We make every effort to build positive relationships with the press to help get the news to our partners and customers as quickly as possible.


2018 News Releases

10-11-18 – OHFA Announces New Fund Aimed at Creating Diverse, Mixed-Income Communities
The Fair Housing Act 50 Building Opportunity Fund (FHAct50) empowers Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus to distribute $3 million in housing tax credits in a single neighborhood where market trends indicate that affordable housing is most at-risk.

6-26-18 – New Report Shows Ohioans Spend More Than Half Their Income on Housing and Transportation
Our annual assessment examines various topics from the quality of Ohio's housing to issues affecting children, veterans and more, and is updated every year to provide the most accurate data on housing in Ohio.

6-19-18 – OHFA Awards Over $2 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Seniors and Veterans
OHFA is providing $2,885,000 to McBride Place, a three-story, affordable housing development in Dayton, Ohio. This development will be located at 4100 West Third Street, which is on the Veterans Affairs (VA) campus, and will provide 59 units of affordable housing to seniors with special preference given to veterans.

5-22-18 – OHFA Awards Housing Tax Credits to Developments That Prioritize Reducing Infant Mortality
OHFA awarded housing tax credits to ten developments leveraging $500,000 to reduce infant mortality. These developments, located across the state of Ohio, will partner with eight organizations who will work with residents at-risk of being impacted by infant mortality.

5-16-18 – OHFA Allocates over $280 Million in Housing Tax Credits to Expand Affordable Housing
OHFA's Board announced the recipients of the 2018 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout Ohio.

5-10-18 – Report Finds Nearly 60,000 Ohioans Homeless in 2016
The Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse (OHSDW) has released the first in a series of groundbreaking reports exposing the troubling extent of Ohio's homelessness crisis.

4-4-18 – 50 Years of Opening Doors: OHFA Celebrates National Fair Housing Month
OHFA joins organizations across the country in recognizing April as National Fair Housing Month and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

3-28-18 – OHFA and OCCH Announce First Race for a Place (to Call Home) 5K
This family-friendly event will take place in downtown Columbus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This race will raise awareness about the positive impact affordable housing has on communities and the lives of residents.

3-21-18 – Governor John Kasich Appoints Duana M. Patton to OHFA's Board
Ms. Patton has 30 years of experience with nonprofit organizations. As CEO of the Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging, Inc., she has focused on collaborating with local organizations to provide resources to seniors in the agency's nine-county area.

1-24-18 – OHFA Awards Funding to Central Ohio Housing Opportunity Project, Move to PROSPER
The program will provide short-term rental support to help families with young children move to high-opportunity neighborhoods that are safe, have quality schools, provide access to employment and possess other indicators of opportunity.

1-2-18 – OHFA Joins Fight to Reduce Infant Mortality and Awards Funding for Housing Assistance Program
OHFA has announced that CelebrateOne, a Franklin County-based organization created to reduce infant mortality, will receive funding to implement a pilot program to provide rental assistance, health care, social services and more to low-income households at risk for infant mortality.


2017 News Releases

12-8-17 – At-Risk Private Activity Bonds Provide Necessary Housing and Grow Ohio's Economy

10-11-17 – Ohio Housing Conference Brings National Housing Industry Together

10-2-17 – OHFA Expands Hardest Hit Fund Programs to Improve Ohio's Communities

7-19-17 – OHFA Announces 2017 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Awarding More Than $27 Million to Create Affordable Housing Options

4-25-17 – Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight

4-3-17 – Second Starting at Home Conference Draws Renowned Speakers and Panelists to Explore the Role of Affordable Housing Across Multiple Sectors to Strengthen Community Development

3-29-17 – OHFA Names Sean Thomas as Next Executive Director

3-6-17 – OHFA Releases Report Detailing Statewide Economic Impact Of The Ohio Housing Trust Fund


2016 News Releases

10-19-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight

10-5-16 – 18th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Aims to Further Affordable Housing Initiatives That Strengthen Communities and Families

9-26-16 – OHFA Re-Opening Save the Dream Ohio, Allocating $25 Million to Ohio Homeowners Who Are Struggling to Pay Their Mortgage Due to Unemployment

7-20-16 – Study Suggests Benefits of Supportive Housing for Transitional Age Youth; Details Roadmap for Housing Providers to Follow

7-13-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight, Awards funds to 18 Counties

6-15-16 – OHFA Announces 2016 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Awarding More Than $30 Million to Create Affordable Housing Options

6-2-16 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Making Homeownership Within Reach for Thousands of Ohioans

5-18-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Create New Affordable Housing in Over-the-Rhine District

4-20-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Rehabilitate 500 Units of Affordable Family Housing in the Dayton Area

4-1-16 – OHFA Celebrates 48th Annual Fair Housing Month

3-18-16 – OHFA Board Affirms its Commitment to Serving Ohio's Most Vulnerable Residents

2-19-16 – OHFA Board Commits $1.5 Million for Nelsonville Development, Allocates More Than $26.1 Million to Additional Affordable Housing Initiatives

1-21-16 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $12.3 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives for Ohioans


2015 News Releases

12-17-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $15.6 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing for Ohioans

11-19-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $23.4 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

11-04-15 – 17th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Explores How Affordable Housing Strengthens Communities and Families

11-03-15 – OHFA Broadens Program to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $13 Million to 12 Counties

10-21-15 – OHFA Board Approves Over $4.8 Million for Affordable Housing Developments, Including $1.2 Million to Build Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

9-17-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $11.6 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

8-20-15 – OHFA Approves More Than $8.2 Million for Affordable Housing for Ohioans

7-16-15 – OHFA Board Welcomes Two New Members, Approves More Than $24 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio

6-17-15 – OHFA Announces 2015 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Approves Nearly $1 Million in Additional Funds for Affordable Housing, Bids Farwell to a Member

6-5-15 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Makes the Dream of Homeownership Affordable for Thousands of Ohioans

5-21-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $3 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing in Lawrence, Lorain, Cuyahoga and Trumbull Counties, Commits $200,000 Toward Lead Paint Abatement

5-5-15 – OHFA Expands Efforts to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $6.8 Million to 7 Counties

4-16-15 – OHFA Welcomes a Returning Board Member, Approves More Than $46.6 Million for Affordable Housing for Ohioans

4-9-15 – OHFA Celebrates 47th Annual Fair Housing Month

4-3-15 – Conference Offers Different Perspective on Affordable Housing

3-19-15 – OHFA Board Bids Farewell to a Member, Approves Nearly $18 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio

3-17-15 – OHFA Awarded $470,535 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio

3-4-15 – State of Ohio Receives $11.9 Million Grant to Expand Affordable Housing Options to Ohioans with Disabilities and Extremely Low Incomes

2-20-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $40 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

1-23-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $35 Million to Support Affordable Housing


OHFA Blog Articles

12-28-16 – The Next Generation of Public Housing
The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is creating public housing that benefits its community, in addition to its future residents. Collingwood Green replaces one of the oldest public housing sites in the nation.

12-5-16 – Tiny Home Sweet Home
Learn about the Tiny House Project launched by SE Ohio Habitat for Humanity. The plan will serve a demographic the organization couldn't help much in the past – those with very low incomes who are ineligible for other services.


Media Inquiries

For additional information about OHFA, we invite the media to contact:

Dorcas Jones
Chief Communications Officer
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.728.2911
djones@ohiohome.org