Stories of Home

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is proud to present Stories of Home – a blog that features current happenings in the housing industry and also highlights those that have been positively impacted by our Agency's work.


  • Fall Home Preparation

    Fall Home Preparation

    Who knew there were so many chores to prepare your home for fall in Ohio? We've created a list of do-it-yourself (DIY) tips – in no particular order to help you get started this autumn season.

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  • National Preparedness Month

    Emergency Plans for National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, and the focus of FEMA's 2023 Ready Campaign is preparing older adults for any disaster. Older adults tend to be more vulnerable as they face numerous challenges.

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  • Beat the Summer Heat

    Help with the Heat

    The dog days of summer are most certainly here, but there are ways to cool your home without breaking the bank. Energy companies and other experts suggest the following energy-saving tips listed in this blog post.

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  • QAP 101

    QAP 101

    Have you ever heard the abbreviation "QAP" in a housing meeting and wondered what it means? The Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) outlines the priorities and guidelines that OHFA uses to administer the federal low-income housing tax credits.

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  • Real Estate Agents

    Licensed Real Estate Agents: Key in Homeownership Month

    As we celebrate Homeownership Month, it's the perfect time to highlight the importance of working with a licensed real estate agent to help you navigate the real estate market in Ohio and the many benefits and opportunities that licensed real estate agents bring to make the dream of homeownership a reality.

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  • Grants for Grads

    Welcome Home, Graduates, with Grants for Grads

    If you graduated with an associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, or other post-graduate degree from an accredited school of higher education and are thinking of buying a home, you may qualify for assistance through our Grants for Grads program.

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  • 9% Awards

    9% Awards – What Are They?

    Created by Congress and the Reagan administration in 1986, this federal resource creates and preserves affordable rental housing, and it is the largest multifamily affordable housing development program in the country.

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  • Financial Literacy

    Financial Literacy

    April is National Financial Literacy month and we want to remind Ohioans about the importance of financial literacy and establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits. Good habits over the long-term help improve your credit score, increase your savings, and can help you realize your dream of homeownership.

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  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    Prepping a House for Spring: Plan the Work and Work the Plan

    Spring cleaning means it's time to clean your house thoroughly from top to bottom inside and outside. Here are some lists to help you throughout the process.

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  • OHFA Training

    Making an Impact in All 88 Counties

    OHFA has an ambitious goal in 2023 – to train lending, real estate, and counseling partners in each of Ohio's 88 counties on how the Agency's programs can help Ohioans achieve their dreams of homeownership.

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The views and opinions portrayed in Stories of Home do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.