The Office of Housing Policy

The Office of Housing Policy is dedicated to using research-based data to drive the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's (OHFA) mission, "We open the doors to an affordable place to call home," for Ohio families. Staffed by OHFA, the office works in partnership with The Ohio State University and collaborates with other colleges, universities and partners to engage research to guide affordable housing policies.

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  • Homes That Work for Working Families

    The state of Ohio needs housing that is suited to the needs of working families. When developing housing, how can organizations help families improve their lives while also providing safe, stable and affordable homes?

  • Property Managers

    Property Managers Face Challenges in Preparations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    In 2013, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is intended to support victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, and to protect them from being denied housing or from losing their affordable housing.

  • Predicting Evictions: A Look Back on Redlining in Ohio

    Can redlining maps made eight decades ago predict where evictions occur today? Redlining set in motion decades of community disinvestment that has plagued many of these neighborhoods ever since.

  • Evicted

    Evicted: Tenants' Rights and Unsafe Housing

    Housing stock for low-income residents is aging, and housing conditions show it, from lead-based paint to poor heating systems and more. This poor-quality housing often leads to eviction, housing code violations and other hazards. How can residents avoid eviction and find a safe place to call home?