Welcome to OHFA’s resource center for renters. These tools can help you find affordable rental housing, better understand your rights as a tenant, and explore the possibility of owning your own home.
Find Affordable Rental Housing
Visit OhioHousingLocator.org to search for affordable, accessible rental housing located throughout the State of Ohio. You can use the locator to search by location, monthly rent, number of bedrooms, and accessibility features to find the perfect home for you and your family. You also can connect to other housing resources and get information on rental assistance, housing accessibility, and buying a home. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check back often—new properties are added to the locator daily.
OHFA partners with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Ohio Department of Development to make this free service available to all Ohioans.
Understand Your Rights
As a renter, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Below are links to other web sites and housing-related services that can help you better understand your right to fair and safe housing. OHFA provides these links for informational purposes only. No particular endorsement of these sites by OHFA is intended or implied.
- Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio – Tenants Outreach
- Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio – Tenants Rights Brochure
- Information for Tenants Whose Landlord is in Foreclosure
- Ohio Civil Rights Commission
- Ohio Legal Services
- USDA Rural Development – Housing Assistance
- U.S. Department of HUD – Information for Renters
- U.S. Department of HUD – Ohio Tenant Rights Information
Open the Door to a Home of Your Own
Interested in buying a home? OHFA may be able to help. Through our network of lending partners, we offer home loans with low interest rates and reduced fees. Explore our homeownership programs to see if we have a program that is right for you.