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

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.

2014 News Releases

12-18-14 OHFA Welcomes Jason Clark as New Board Member, Approves $16.5 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio
OHFA's Board recognized the appointment of Jason Clark of Miamisburg for a term ending January 31, 2017 and approved $16.5M spanning seven different developments.

11-21-14 OHFA Board Approves $28 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio, Amends Capital Funding to End Homeless Initiative Guidelines
OHFA's Board approved $1.4 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP), $21.6 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program and $5 million in Multifamily Revenue Bonds.

10-29-14 16th Annual Ohio Housing Conference: Providing Affordable Housing Benefits the Economy, Ohio Communities and State Residents
The nation's largest statewide housing conference begins Tuesday, November 4 and offers 1,600 attendees from 27 states more than 50 industry-related sessions.

10-17-14 OHFA Board Approves $5.9 Million for Affordable Housing in Pickaway, Defiance, Ross and Jefferson Counties
OHFA's Board approved more than $3.3 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and $2.5 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program.

9-17-14 OHFA Board Approves $4.1 Million for Affordable Housing in Hamilton County, Introduces New Multifamily Lending Program
The Agency also received approval to launch the Multifamily Lending Program as well as approval for the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan and the 2015 Multifamily Underwriting Guidelines.

9-2-14 Chef Jeff Henderson to Deliver Keynote at Ohio's 2014 Housing Conference
OHFA and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) announced today award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author Chef Jeff Henderson will deliver a keynote address on November 4, 2014 at the 16th annual Ohio Housing Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

8-21-14 OHFA Continues Efforts to Tackle Blighted Communities, Awards $10.4 Million to 15 Counties
OHFA announced the recipients of a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition of vacant and blighted homes across the state. Fifteen counties with established land banks were awarded a portion of more than $10 million available through the second funding round of the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

8-21-14 OHFA Welcomes New Board Member, Approves More Than $42.2 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Ohio
OHFA's Board welcomed the appointment of Ralph E. Griffith, Jr., and the re-appointment of Patricia Cash for terms ending January 31, 2020. The Board also approved the issuance of up to $40.9 million in Multifamily Bonds and $1.3 million through the Recycled Tax Credit Assistance Program (R-TCAP).

8-13-14 State of Ohio Partners with COHHIO and Continuums of Care to Consolidate Statewide Data, Develop a Strategy to End Homelessness in Ohio
OHFA, in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO), and participating homeless Continuums of Care (CoC), is developing a statewide system of comprehensive data on homelessness in the state.

6-19-14 OHFA Recognizes YNDC with the Spirit of Homeownership Excellence Award; Approves More Than $13.8 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives Across Ohio
In recognition of National Homeownership Month, OHFA's Board presented the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation with the 2014 Spirit of Homeownership Excellence Award (SHEA).

6-9-14 Health Impact Assessment Advises Alignment in Affordable Housing Inspections Could Affect Residents
The study examines the environmental, physical and health issues associated with the proposed change in inspection frequency.

6-2-14 First-Time Homebuyers Needn't be Discouraged, OHFA Advises
The State of Ohio's home buying products include down payment assistance and mortgage tax credits for Ohio buyers.

News Release Archive

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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
614.387.2863
aalston@ohiohome.org

 

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