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.

  • 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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  • Women and Homeownership

    Women and Homeownership

    Women are second only to married couples in the home buying market since the National Association of Realtors started collecting related data in 1981. Single women own approximately 2.64 million more homes than single men across all 50 states.

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  • OHFA's 40th Anniversary

    OHFA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

    Since its inception, OHFA has assisted 153,324 Ohioans achieve the dream of homeownership through loans, down payment assistance, and Mortgage Tax Credits and provided more than $11 billion in affordable mortgage loans. Learn more interesting facts from our 40 year history.

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  • Save the Dream Ohio Update

    Save the Dream Ohio Program Update

    In April 2022, OHFA launched the Save the Dream Ohio program to help Ohio homeowners who have been financially impacted by a loss of income or increase in expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as of September 2022, the last quarterly report to the US Treasury, the program has helped more than 12,000 households, which results in more than $66 million in funding.

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  • HTC Resident Profile

    New Housing Tax Credit Resident Profile Helps Determine Housing Needs in Ohio

    The new Housing Tax Credit Resident Profile looks at the demographics of the more than 173,000 residents living in affordable rental units in 2021 that were funded using the federal Housing Tax Credit program. This information will help OHFA and its partners determine where needs are being met and where gaps remain.

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  • Ohio's Ghost Towns

    DATABYTE: A Spooktacular Tour of Ohio's Ghostliest Places to Call Home

    This Halloween season we're taking a look at selected spots in Ohio where the spirits of the dead call home. This post highlights Ohio's most fascinating and spookiest ghost towns. Once vibrant communities, these ghost towns were partially or entirely abandoned, often as a result of economic decline or–in many cases–a tragic event!

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  • Save the Dream Ohio's Impact

    OHFA Uses Data to Understand Save the Dream Ohio's Impact

    The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio homeowners have been felt statewide. OHFA's Save the Dream Ohio program provides funding to homeowners who have been financially impacted by the pandemic, with the primary goal of preventing mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and other negative housing outcomes.

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  • Move to PROSPER

    Move to PROSPER: Creating Housing Opportunities for Franklin County Families

    This three-year pilot was designed to help single mothers with children under the age of 13 in Franklin County improve their quality of life by providing safe, healthy, and affordable rental housing in high resourced neighborhoods.

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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.