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 initiatives, and any changes to our programs, and make every effort to build positive relationships with the press to help get the news to our partners and customers as quickly as possible.

2015 News Releases

7-16-15 OHFA Board Welcomes Two New Members, Approves More Than $24 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio
OHFA's Board welcomed Jacqueline Williams as an ex officio member and also recognized the appointment of Brad Knapp. The Board also approved more than $24 million in Multifamily Bonds for affordable housing initiatives across the state.

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
The 2015 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards are used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities in Ohio.

6-5-15 Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Makes the Dream of Homeownership Affordable for Thousands of Ohioans
OHFA joins the nation and Governor John Kasich to recognize Homeownership Month and the importance of providing each Ohioan with access to an affordable place to call home.

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
The Board also approved a request from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for a commitment of $200,000 in matching funds to use in their application for a new federal Lead Hazard Control Grant.

5-5-15 OHFA Expands Efforts to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $6.8 Million to 7 Counties
OHFA announced the recipients that were awarded a portion of more than $6.8 million available through the third funding round of the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

4-16-15 OHFA Welcomes a Returning Board Member, Approves More Than $46.6 Million for Affordable Housing for Ohioans
OHFA's Board recognized the return of Alan Scott for a term ending January 31, 2021. The Board also approved more than $46.6 Million for affordable housing around Ohio using funding provided by a variety of programs.

4-9-15 OHFA Celebrates 47th Annual Fair Housing Month
OHFA joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month. "Every American deserves a fair chance to secure safe and stable housing."

4-3-15 Conference Offers Different Perspective on Affordable Housing
OHFA is proud to partner with the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) to present Starting at Home: Using Philanthropy, Research and Practice to Build a Better Ohio. This two-day event will take place at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30.

3-19-15 OHFA Board Bids Farewell to a Member, Approves Nearly $18 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio
OHFA's Board recognized the departure of a long-standing member and also approved nearly $18 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio.

3-17-15 OHFA Awarded $470,535 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio
OHFA recently received an award from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program to continue the availability of foreclosure counseling and prevention services.

3-4-15 State of Ohio Receives $11.9 Million Grant to Expand Affordable Housing Options to Ohioans with Disabilities and Extremely Low Incomes
In an effort to provide more affordable housing choices and prevent Ohioans with disabilities from being institutionalized or facing homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the OHFA $11.9 million of new federal funding to support a five-year rental assistance program.

2-20-15 OHFA Board Approves More Than $40 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives
OHFA's Board approved more than $40 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio which includes CIP, HDAP, HDL, MLP and HDGF funding.

1-23-15 OHFA Board Approves More Than $35 Million to Support Affordable Housing
Housing developments approved for CIP, HGDF, HDAP, HDL and multifamily bonds funding are detailed in this release.

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Media Inquiries

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

Arlyne Alston
Director of Communications & Marketing
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


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