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.
2014 News Releases
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.
5-22-14 OHFA Awards More Than $13 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Initiatives Across Ohio
The Board also approved the 2014 Bond Gap Financing (BGF) Guidelines and held the Agency's annual public hearing to obtain input from interested parties regarding the administration of OHFA programs, guidelines and policies, and the Agency's fiscal year 2015 annual plan.
5-14-14 37 Housing Developers Awarded a Portion of $27.8 Million in OHFA's 2014 Housing Tax Credit Program
OHFA announced the recipients of the 2014 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing units in Ohio. More than $27 million in federal housing tax credits were awarded to 46 developments serving families, seniors and individuals with disabilities in 31 counties.
5-5-14 OHFA Gives First-Time Buyers More Leverage to Achieve Home Ownership
OHFA encourages first-time buyers to take advantage of multiple savings through the Agency’s First-Time Homebuyer program.
4-18-14 OHFA Board Awards $12.3 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing in Medina, Columbiana, Lucas and Cuyahoga Counties
OHFA's Board awarded $12.3 million in funding throughout the state and for specific communities in Medina, Columbiana, Lucas and Cuyahoga counties and also approved the 2014 Housing Development Gap Financing Guidelines.
4-1-14 OHFA Joins the Nation in Commemorating Fair Housing Month
OHFA's celebration, "Justice for All," marks the 46th anniversary of the act, which provides equal access to affordable housing for all regardless of race, color, nationality, familial and military status, disability or ancestry.
3-21-14 OHFA Awarded More Than $560,000 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio
OHFA has been awarded $560,451 through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program to continue the availability of foreclosure counseling and prevention services.
3-20-14 OHFA Board Awards More Than $6 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Communities in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson and Lucas Counties
The Board also approved the 2014 Capital Improvement Program Guidelines.
2-28-14 OHFA Awards 11 Counties a Portion of $49.5 Million to Tackle Blighted Communities
OHFA announced the recipients of the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition of vacant and blighted homes across the state.
2-27-14 OHFA Anticipates Completion of the State's Foreclosure Prevention Program
With 80 percent of its allocated funds distributed on behalf of 16,560 Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, OHFA announced plans to bring its Save the Dream Ohio effort to a close during the next year and a half.
2-20-14 OHFA Board Awards $7.6 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives Across Ohio
OHFA's Board awarded more than $2.6 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP), $3 million through the Recycled-Tax Credit Assistance Program (R-TCAP) and $2 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program.
1-16-14 OHFA Board Bids Farwell to a Member, Awards $3.4 Million for the Development of Three Affordable Housing Communities
OHFA's Board recognized the departure of long-standing member Henry Warren, Jr. after serving on the OHFA Board since 2008. The Board awarded $3 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program and more than $400,000 through the Housing Development Assistance Program.
News Release Archive
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Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215