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. Staffed by OHFA, the office works in partnership with The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and collaborates with other colleges, universities and partners to engage research to guide affordable housing policies.
Our office has generated numerous publications and reports dating back to 2009. View a breakdown of each year in this comprehensive overview.
In addition to the projects and publications found on this page, OAHR is currently investigating the long-term performance of OHFA's single family loan portfolio and preparing a study on the impact of Hardest-Hit Fund foreclosure prevention programs. This research is done with a generous grant from the MacArthur Foundation and also examines the impact of financial coaching on re-default rates.
OAHR is currently working on several multifamily research projects, including an evaluation of lease-purchase projects funded with Housing Tax Credits and the impact of shale development on housing in eastern Ohio.