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.

  • Internet Access

    Limited Internet Access is a Challenge for Ohio Children

    One in nine children in Ohio live in a home with no access to broadband or high-speed internet. This lack of internet access has created a major obstacle for many Ohio families with children now required to attend school remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Disaster Strikes

    Disaster Strikes – Now What?

    Disasters come in many forms and have consequences beyond initial impact. It's estimated that Ohio homeowners spent nearly $437 million in disaster repairs from 2013-2015.

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  • Quaran Quiz

    Take the Ohio Quaran Quiz

    Spring is a perfect time for a scavenger hunt – with new flowers blooming, trees budding and animals coming out of hibernation. While the current stay at home order limits our ability to explore outside, we designed a challenge to help you travel the state from the comfort of your home!

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  • Earth Day

    Going Green: Energy in Housing

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The impact housing-related issues have on our planet vary: from the effects of construction to the energy sources we use to heat and cool our homes.

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  • Census Tract 2020

    Census 2020: Ohioans at Risk of Undercounting and the Impact of COVID-19

    Every 10 years, the United States counts every resident in the country through the Census. Census 2020 is already under way. In total, at least 70,000 Ohioans (0.62%) are at risk of being uncounted.

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  • Pandemic Crisis

    A Crisis in Itself: Student Homelessness and Food Insecurity

    Ohio's response to the coronavirus pandemic has required schools to shutter temporarily in an effort to halt the spread of the virus. These actions may save lives, but they pose significant challenges for students who rely on their schools for necessities.

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  • Community Reinvestment Act

    No Community Reinvestment Act, No Community Development: Proposed Changes to the CRA

    In 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act was passed to prevent redlining and discriminatory lending practices that came with it. Since its inception, total investment in disenfranchised communities is about $2 trillion dollars. Proposed changes to CRA could impact the way CRA works and how banks invest in the neighborhoods that need it most.

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  • Housing and Transportation

    Closing the Gap on Housing and Transportation

    For residents across the country, there is a direct connection between housing and transportation, and both have immense impact on how we live our lives. For most households, especially low-income, transportation is the second largest expense after housing.

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  • Ohio Housing Trust Fund

    Annual Economic Impact of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund

    Since its creation in 1991, the Ohio Housing Trust Fund has had one of the best track records in the country, helping nearly 1 million Ohioans. Not only does the Trust Fund help Ohioans access much needed shelter, but it also has a positive impact on Ohio's economy.

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  • Tracking Santa

    OHFA's Holiday Map

    This holiday season OHFA partnered with the North Pole to make sure Ohioans are prepared for the most wonderful time of the year: We've created maps to help you track Santa, see where snow is probable and get a good night's sleep, complete with visions of dancing sugarplums.

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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.