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.

2014 News Releases

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.

2013 News Releases

12-19-13 OHFA Board Approves $29.6 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Communities
OHFA's Board approved $2.4 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and more than $3.8 million through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Board approved the issuance of $115,000 to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to remove lead-based paint hazards in Ohio homes.

12-19-13 Evaluation of Renter EquitySM Property Management System Finds Lasting Benefits for Cincinnati Residents and Communities
A study funded by OHFA examined Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity's unique property management system that incentivizes renters to fulfill their rental commitments while building financial assets, engaging in community improvement, and maintaining their place of residence in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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.

News Release Archive

Read OHFA news releases dating back to 2008


Media Kit

Follow the links below for information on OHFA's Board and executive staff members and details about OHFA and our programs.

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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