News Releases

  • News 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 initiative, and any changes to our programs. We make every effort to build positive relationships with the press to help get the news to our partners and customers as quickly as possible.


2024 News Releases

7-18-24 – OHFA Adds New Staff Members
OHFA is proud to share that Ken Bowen, Caroline Urbanic, Lynette Leach, Keith Worthington, Hannah Diewald, Aaron Casto, Asia Speights, Pinni Terrell, Hannah Amare, and Aletha Williams have joined the OHFA team.


7-17-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Seven Housing Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for seven housing developments. Six of the developments will create or preserve affordable rental housing units throughout the state. One development will receive funding from the new Single Family Tax Credit Program to construct new single-family workforce housing.


6-27-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for 13 Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for 11 housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state. Six of the 11 projects approved received funding from the new Ohio Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Two projects will receive funding from the new Single Family Tax Credit Program.


6-13-24 – OHFA Homebuyer Programs Surpass $1 Billion in Mortgage Reservations
In recognition of Homeownership Month, the OHFA announced it has exceeded a $1 billion milestone of gross mortgage reservations for its homebuyer assistance programs. The Agency has reserved more than 6,600 loans to reach this gross mortgage reservation volume for the state fiscal year.


6-12-24 – Fraud Alert: OHFA Warns Ohioans about a Housing Voucher Scam
OHFA wants to warn Ohioans of a Housing Voucher scam. A fraudulent Facebook page, Ohio Housing Development Authority, is promoting a waiting list for Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Programs. OHFA does not administer housing vouchers.


5-15-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for 11 Developments and Announces the 2024 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Reservations
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for 11 housing developments and announced the projects receiving conditional commitments for the 2024 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.


4-23-24 – OHFA Helps Ohio Graduates Become First-time Homeowners
In an effort to help Ohio's college graduates achieve their dreams of homeownership, OHFA offers the Grants for Grads down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers.


4-18-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Ten Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for ten housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state. Two of the projects approved received funding from the new Ohio Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.


3-27-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Seven Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for seven housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2-23-24 – Application Opens for New Single Family Tax Credit Program
HFA opened the application period for the new Single Family Tax Credit Program and will accept applications until Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. The program leverages public-private partnerships to increase the inventory of affordable, single-family housing for Ohio's growing workforce.


2-22-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Four Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for four housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2-21-24 – OHFA Releases Social Media Tool Kit for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Lenders
OHFA has developed a free, downloadable social media tool kit for real estate professionals and mortgage lenders to market themselves while also promoting OHFA's homebuyer and down payment assistance programs.


2-15-24 – Lenders and Real Estate Agents Learn OHFA Programs to Turn First-time Homebuyers Into Homeowners
In an effort to help Ohioans achieve their dreams of homeownership, OHFA is training lending, real estate, and counseling partners in each of Ohio's 88 counties on OHFA's down payment assistance, career-related interest rate discounts, and other special loan products.


2-14-24 – OHFA Kicks 2024 Off with New Staff and a Promotion
OHFA announced additions and changes to its staff and is proud to share that Ashley Coleman and Sidney McCrary have joined the OHFA team and Taylor Koch has been promoted.


1-17-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Six Developments to Create or Preserve Affordable Housing
The OHFA Board approved financing from various programs for six housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2023 News Releases

12-20-23 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Five Developments to Create or Preserve Affordable Housing

12-1-23 – OHFA and OCCH Honor Affordable Housing Leaders

11-30-23 – OHFA Announces New Staff and Promotions

10-30-23 – Save the Dream Ohio Mortgage Assistance Program Closes October 31st

10-23-23 – 2023 Ohio Housing Conference Kicks-off November 28

9-13-23 – Training Available for Lenders & Realtors on Homebuyer Assistance Programs

9-6-23 – Save the Dream Ohio Winding Down

8-18-23 – OHFA Announces New Staff

7-12-23 – OHFA Publishes the 2023 Ohio Housing Needs Assessment and its FY 2024-2025 Annual Plan

7-6-23 – More Than $180 Million in Assistance Provided to Ohio Homeowners Financially Impacted by the Pandemic

6-15-23 – Make Homeownership A Part of Your Future

6-12-23 – OHFA Announces Staff Promotions and New Hires

5-18-23 – OHFA Awards More Than $29 Million in Tax Credits to Build or Preserve Affordable Housing Across Ohio

4-24-23 – OHFA Makes Impact with Statewide Trainings


2022 News Releases

12-1-22 – OHFA Partners with Esusu to Help Residents Build Credit Scores

11-4-22 – Shawn Smith, Executive Director of OHFA, Elected to NCSHA Board of Directors

10-19-22 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Pilot Program to Build Affordable Housing in the City of Zanesville

9-22-22 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Releases Economic Impact Report

9-1-22 – OHFA partners with Move to PROSPER to Improve Economic Mobility for Central Ohio Families

7-29-22 – OHFA Expands Lead Safe Pilot Program to Cleveland with Financial Support from Huntington National Bank

6-13-22 – Helping Ohioans Become Homeowners in a Booming Market

5-20-22 – More Than $31 million in Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Build or Preserve Affordable Housing Across Ohio

5-2-22 – $280 Million in Assistance Available for Homeowners Financially Impacted by the Pandemic

4-22-22 – OHFA Announces Additions to Leadership Team and New Hires

4-6-22 – Assistance Available for Ohio Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19


2021 News Releases

6-16-21 – New Policy for Affordable Housing Developments & Executive Director Announcement

5-19-21 – $31.5 million in Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Build More Affordable Housing Across Ohio


Media Inquiries

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

Penny Martin
Director of Public Affairs
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
2600 Corporate Exchange Dr.
Columbus, OH 43231
614.728.2911
pmartin@ohiohome.org