About OAHR

The Office of Affordable Housing Research and Strategic Planning is dedicated to using research-based data to drive the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's (OHFA) mission, "We open the doors to an affordable place to call home," for Ohio families. OHFA helps homebuyers, renters, senior citizens and others obtain quality, affordable housing that meets their needs while supporting developers and property managers financially and through maintaining compliance with guidelines and regulations. Staffed by OHFA, the office works in partnership with The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and collaborates with other colleges, universities and partners to engage research to guide affordable housing policies.

Team


Holly Holtzen

Dr. Holly A. Holtzen holds a PhD in Health Services Research from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. Dr. Holtzen completed her post doctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) funded by the National Institute on Aging Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to examine social factors associated with health outcomes among underserved and minority populations. Prior to coming to UTMB, she was an Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University. At Boise State University, she developed an interdisciplinary research agenda and educational programming for the College of Health Sciences. She served as the principal investigator on multiple state-funded research projects that involved statewide evaluation of federally funded initiatives.

Dr. Holly A. (Beard) Holtzen
Director of Research and Strategic Planning
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.752.9429
hholtzen@ohiohome.org

View Dr. Holtzen's Curriculum Vitae (188 KB Adobe PDF File)

 

Stephanie Moulton

Stephanie Moulton is an assistant professor of Public Affairs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where she teaches courses in nonprofit and public management. Moulton's research focuses on low income housing policies, including an evaluation of state Mortgage Revenue Bond programs funded in part by a research grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mouton's research has been published in top policy and housing journals, including Public Administration Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Housing Policy Debate. Prior to her academic career, Moulton managed the programs of a nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization, and served as a state and regional trainer for Indiana's Individual Development Account program and homeownership counseling and downpayment assistance programs. In addition to research and teaching at OSU, Moulton serves on the Charitable Advisory Council to the Ohio Attorney General, and provides policy and research assistance to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Dr. Stephanie Moulton
John Glenn School of Public Affairs
310U Page Hall
1810 College Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614.247.8161
moulton.23@osu.edu

View Dr. Moulton's Curriculum Vitae (194 KB Adobe PDF File)

 

Myia Batie

Myia Batie holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the Office of Affordable Housing Research and Strategic Planning at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Batie completed a Fellowship with the Virginia Housing Development Authority in partnership with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. In this capacity, Batie assisted with various research initiatives and with the coordination and delivery of stakeholder trainings related to affordable housing, economic development, and community design. Additional professional experiences include employment as a member of a property management team in a Housing Tax Credit community, as a crisis advocate working to coordinate recovery services for disaster victims and as a research assistant for a longitudinal study examining the resiliency of African-American families in the U.S. Batie's interests are in urban planning, community development and neighborhood revitalization.

Myia Batie
Performance Measurement & Evaluation Coordinator
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.387.1640
mbatie@ohiohome.org

 

Matthew Record

Matthew Record holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stonybrook University and is currently a PhD Student in Public Policy and Management at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University. During his undergraduate studies, Matthew spent time as author or assistant on several research projects including a theoretical examination of the voting habits among youth and an international relations journal review regarding forced migration as an interstate weapon. Prior to joining the Office of Affordable Housing Research and Strategic Planning at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Record worked for nearly 8 years as a Real Estate Appraiser in New York City and Long Island, NY. During this time, Record developed expertise in home inspection and valuation and applied proto-hedonic modeling methods to obtain opinions of value for homes. In addition, Record analyzed broad market trends as well as micro-neighborhood trends and developed an abiding knowledge of neighborhood boundaries and development. For the last several years, Record also achieved a deep familiarity with the inspection, review and valuation of Real Estate Owned, abandoned and damaged properties in the wake of the housing market bust of 2007. In 2012-2013 Record served as a Graduate Assistant and then Undergraduate Instructor in Civic Engagement and Public Service Motivation. Record's interests include housing policy as a through-line to examine the institutional relationships between the public sector, semi-public organizations and the banking industry as well as homeownership generally and U.S. family policy.

Matthew Record
Policy Research Assistant
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.728.2027
mrecord@ohiohome.org

 

Bryan Grady

Bryan Grady holds two degrees in economics, a Master's from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor's from the University of North Carolina, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in planning and public policy at Rutgers University. While employed as a senior research associate at the Center for Urban Policy Research and Voorhees Transportation Center, located at Rutgers, Grady co-authored Methodology for Determining the Economic Development Impacts of Transit Projects, a project funded by the National Academies, and The Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Oklahoma, which was cited as a "key reference" by the Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. Grady's dissertation considers the role of local governance in economic development, land use, and residential segregation, as well as the political contests over government mergers and consolidations; based on this research, he was awarded a fellowship by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Grady was previously employed by the state as a researcher and labor market analyst with the Bureau of Labor Market Information at the Department of Job and Family Services, and is also an adjunct instructor of economics at Franklin University.

Bryan Grady
Research Analyst
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.466.6094
bgrady@ohiohome.org

 

 

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