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
11-21-13 OHFA Board Awards More than $8 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Communities in Ohio; Approves Program Guidelines
The OHFA Board of Directors approved $5,000,000 through the Housing Development Loan program, more than $1.3 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and $795,000 through the Recycled Tax Credit Assistance Program (R-TCAP). The Board approved guidelines for three OHFA programs.
11-1-13 OHFA Launches a New Market Rate Initiative, Changes Bond Financing Structure for First-Time Homebuyer Loans
OHFA announced a shift from traditional bond financing for its First-Time Homebuyer (FTHB) program to a new Market Rate approach. Under the new Market Rate Initiative, OHFA's FTHB loans are subject to the market's current interest rate and may change daily or intra-day to adjust with market fluctuations.
10-30-13 15th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Explores Housing Strategies in a Challenging Economic Climate
The challenges faced amid continued economic distress and market instability will serve as the cornerstone during the 2013 Ohio Housing Conference held Nov. 5-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
10-28-13 OHFA to Study the Impact of Foreclosure Prevention Programs for Unemployed Households
OHFA's Office of Affordable Housing Research and Strategic Planning was recently awarded $460,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of federally-funded mortgage payment assistance for unemployed homeowners.
10-18-13 OHFA Board Allocates $15 Million to Expand Affordable Housing Options in Ohio, Names New Chief of Staff
OHFA's Board authorized the issuance of $6.7 million through the Multifamily Bond program and $1.35 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP). OHFA Executive Director Doug Garver also announced the promotion of Sean Thomas to serve as OHFA's Chief of Staff.
9-19-13 OHFA Board Awards More Than $2 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Ohio; Approves the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan
OHFA's Board approved more than $1 million through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) and also approved the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).
8-22-13 OHFA Expands Foreclosure Prevention Efforts to Demolish Ohio's Vacant and Abandoned Properties
OHFA announced it has received approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to utilize up to $60 million of remaining Hardest Hit Funds (HHF) to assist with stabilizing local property values through the demolition of vacant homes across the state.
8-22-13 OHFA Board Awards More Than $3.8 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Franklin, Montgomery, Lucas, Cuyahoga and Mahoning Counties
OHFA's Board approved more than $1.3 million through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) and also approved the allocation of up to $2 million in Multifamily Housing Bonds and $500,000 through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program.
7-18-13 OHFA Board Awards More Than $7.7 Million to Support the Development of Affordable Housing Initiatives Across the State of Ohio
OHFA's Board approved two initiatives to be financed through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) and approved $1.75 million through the Recycled-Tax Credit Assistance Program (R-TCAP) as well as $2 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program for various projects.
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