Press Releases

  • Press Releases

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.


2017 News Releases

3-6-17 – OHFA Releases Report Detailing Statewide Economic Impact Of The Ohio Housing Trust Fund
The Trust Fund provides financing to organizations, private developers, local governments and others interested in increasing affordable housing opportunities, working to reduce homelessness and improving housing conditions for low income residents throughout the state of Ohio.


2016 News Releases

10-19-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight
OHFA announced the recipients of additional funding under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP), a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition and greening of vacant and blighted homes across the state.

10-5-16 – 18th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Aims to Further Affordable Housing Initiatives That Strengthen Communities and Families
The nation's largest statewide housing conference begins Tuesday, November 8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and will be hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH).

9-26-16 – OHFA Re-Opening Save the Dream Ohio, Allocating $25 Million to Ohio Homeowners Who Are Struggling to Pay Their Mortgage Due to Unemployment
OHFA has begun accepting applications from homeowners who have suffered a hardship resulting from unemployment for its Save the Dream Ohio program. The program is administered by OHFA and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund.

7-20-16 – Study Suggests Benefits of Supportive Housing for Transitional Age Youth; Details Roadmap for Housing Providers to Follow
OHFA released a report on a housing program for transitional age youth administered by Daybreak, Inc. located in Dayton and serving residents of the Miami Valley, who offers a diverse array of programs and housing for children and young adults who have experienced homelessness.

7-13-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight, Awards funds to 18 Counties
OHFA announced the recipients of additional funding under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

6-15-16 – OHFA Announces 2016 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Awarding More Than $30 Million to Create Affordable Housing Options
OHFA's Board announced the recipients of the 2016 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities in Ohio.

6-2-16 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Making Homeownership Within Reach for Thousands of Ohioans
OHFA joins the nation and Ohio Governor John Kasich in recognizing June as Homeownership Month.

5-18-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Create New Affordable Housing in Over-the-Rhine District
OHFA's Board approved funding that will create new affordable housing units in an area of targeted revitalization, the Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Historic District in Cincinnati.

4-20-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Rehabilitate 500 Units of Affordable Family Housing in the Dayton Area
OHFA's Board approved up to $25.7 million for affordable housing initiatives throughout the state of Ohio.

4-1-16 – OHFA Celebrates 48th Annual Fair Housing Month
OHFA joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month.

3-18-16 – OHFA Board Affirms its Commitment to Serving Ohio's Most Vulnerable Residents
OHFA was recognized by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) for its partnership in offering safe and affordable housing options for Ohioans with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions.

2-19-16 – OHFA Board Commits $1.5 Million for Nelsonville Development, Allocates More Than $26.1 Million to Additional Affordable Housing Initiatives
The Board also approved an additional $10 million through the HDL program, more than $2.2 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP), up to $9.2 million in Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds and a Multifamily Lending Program (MLP) loan in the amount of $1.9 million. Additionally, the Board approved $4.28 million in Capital Funding to End Homelessness Initiative (CFEHI) funds.

1-21-16 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $12.3 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives for Ohioans
OHFA's Board approved $10.5 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program, $550,000 through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and more than $1.3 million through the Multifamily Lending Program (MLP).


2015 News Releases

12-17-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $15.6 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing for Ohioans

11-19-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $23.4 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

11-04-15 – 17th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Explores How Affordable Housing Strengthens Communities and Families

11-03-15 – OHFA Broadens Program to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $13 Million to 12 Counties

10-21-15 – OHFA Board Approves Over $4.8 Million for Affordable Housing Developments, Including $1.2 Million to Build Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

9-17-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $11.6 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

8-20-15 – OHFA Approves More Than $8.2 Million for Affordable Housing for Ohioans

7-16-15 – OHFA Board Welcomes Two New Members, Approves More Than $24 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio

6-17-15 – OHFA Announces 2015 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Approves Nearly $1 Million in Additional Funds for Affordable Housing, Bids Farwell to a Member

6-5-15 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Makes the Dream of Homeownership Affordable for Thousands of Ohioans

5-21-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $3 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing in Lawrence, Lorain, Cuyahoga and Trumbull Counties, Commits $200,000 Toward Lead Paint Abatement

5-5-15 – OHFA Expands Efforts to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $6.8 Million to 7 Counties

4-16-15 – OHFA Welcomes a Returning Board Member, Approves More Than $46.6 Million for Affordable Housing for Ohioans

4-9-15 – OHFA Celebrates 47th Annual Fair Housing Month

4-3-15 – Conference Offers Different Perspective on Affordable Housing

3-19-15 – OHFA Board Bids Farewell to a Member, Approves Nearly $18 Million for Affordable Housing in Ohio

3-17-15 – OHFA Awarded $470,535 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio

3-4-15 – State of Ohio Receives $11.9 Million Grant to Expand Affordable Housing Options to Ohioans with Disabilities and Extremely Low Incomes

2-20-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $40 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

1-23-15 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $35 Million to Support Affordable Housing


OHFA Blog Articles

12-28-16 – The Next Generation of Public Housing
The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is creating public housing that benefits its community, in addition to its future residents. Collingwood Green replaces one of the oldest public housing sites in the nation.

12-5-16 – Tiny Home Sweet Home
Learn about the Tiny House Project launched by SE Ohio Habitat for Humanity. The plan will serve a demographic the organization couldn't help much in the past – those with very low incomes who are ineligible for other services.


Media Inquiries

For additional information about OHFA, we invite the media to contact:

Molly Moses
Communications & Marketing Manager
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.728.2911
mmoses@ohiohome.org