News releases and media kit
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.
2013 News Releases
5-17-13 OHFA Board Welcomes New Members;
Approves $10.4 Million for Affordable Housing Communities in Adams, Hamilton, Greene, Gallia, Meigs, Vinton and Cuyahoga Counties
The OHFA Board welcomed three new members yesterday who were recently appointed by Governor John R. Kasich, authorized the issuance of up to $7.7 million in Multifamily Bonds and more than $2.7 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program.
4-18-13 OHFA Board Awards $1.4 Million for Affordable Housing in Lucas, Ross and Defiance Counties
The OHFA Board approved more than $1.4 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and also approved the 2013-2014 Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification and Operating Grant Program Guidelines.
4-17-13 OHFA Receives $1.07 Million Grant to Continue Supporting Foreclosure Counseling Across Ohio
The grant will enable 18 housing counseling agencies across the state to continue to assist Ohio homeowners at-risk of foreclosure.
4-1-13 OHFA Celebrates Equal Access to Housing Through Commemoration of Fair Housing Month
OHFA proudly recognizes Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the advancements in making equal access to affordable housing for all regardless of race, color, nationality, familial and military status, disability or ancestry.
3-21-13 OHFA Board Awards $11.4 Million for Affordable Housing in Montgomery and Hamilton Counties
The Board approved $10.5 million in Multifamily Bonds for the new construction of Catherine Booth Residence in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, as well as $900,000 in Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) funds for the new construction of Hoover Cottages in Dayton, Montgomery County.
2-21-13 OHFA Board Celebrates 30th Anniversary; Awards $3 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing in Fairfield and Wayne Counties
Established in 1983 under the Ohio Department of Development, OHFA has provided affordable mortgage loans for more than 142,000 Ohioans and facilitated the creation of more than 89,000 affordable rental housing units.
2-1-13 State of Ohio Expands Eligibility and Benefits for the Foreclosure Prevention Program
Effective February 1, the enhancements to the program and eligibility requirements are intended to aid OHFA in assisting more homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments.
1-17-13 OHFA Board Bids Farewell to Member, Awards $4 Million to Affordable Housing Communities in Columbus, Toledo, Village of Lincoln Heights and Defiance
OHFA's board bid farewell to long-standing member Roger McCauley and also approved $4 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) Program to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing developments across the state.
2012 News Releases
12-20-12 OHFA Board Approves More Than $6.3 Million for Affordable Housing Communities Across Ohio
OHFA's board approved more than $6.3 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing developments.
12-13-12 State of Ohio's Foreclosure Prevention Program Reaches Milestone With $100 Million Disbursed to Ohio Homeowners
OHFA announced that it has distributed $100 million in funding to Ohio homeowners through the state of Ohio's foreclosure prevention program. Save the Dream Ohio has assisted more than 8,500 Ohio homeowners facing default or foreclosure on their homes.
11-15-12 Affordable Housing Leaders to Kick Off the 14th Annual Ohio Housing Conference November 27 in Columbus
Affordable housing professionals from Ohio and across the country will soon gather at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 27-29 for the 2012 Ohio Housing Conference.
11-15-12 OHFA Board Approves More Than $3.7 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives Across the State
OHFA's board approved $942,457 through the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and $2.8 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP).
News Release Archive
Follow the links below for information on OHFA's Board and executive staff members and details about OHFA and our programs.
For additional information about OHFA, we invite the media to contact:
Director of Communications & Marketing
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215