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.
2017 News Releases
12-8-17 – At-Risk Private Activity Bonds Provide Necessary Housing and Grow Ohio's Economy
Tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs) were first defined in 1968 by Congress, and their uses have expanded into both multifamily rental production and single-family mortgages. As differences between the tax reform bills are reconciled in the House and Senate, tax-exempt private activity bonds hang in the balance, including potentially 40 percent of Ohio's affordable housing units and the future of the state's economic growth.
10-11-17 – Ohio Housing Conference Brings National Housing Industry Together
This year's conference, Coming Together in Ohio, addresses the latest and most pressing issues in housing with speakers from across the United States.
10-2-17 – OHFA Expands Hardest Hit Fund Programs to Improve Ohio's Communities
Save the Dream Ohio (SDO) has expanded its programs to assist homeowners with certain types of disabilities, not just those who have experienced unemployment. Homeowners may be eligible for up to $35,000 in assistance to pay delinquent property taxes, reinstate mortgages and make monthly mortgage payments.
7-19-17 – OHFA Announces 2017 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Awarding More Than $27 Million to Create Affordable Housing Options
OHFA's Board announced the recipients of the 2017 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout Ohio.
4-25-17 – Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight
OHFA announced that several milestones have been met under the Hardest Hit Fund Save the Dream Ohio (SDO) programs.
4-3-17 – Second Starting at Home Conference Draws Renowned Speakers and Panelists to Explore the Role of Affordable Housing Across Multiple Sectors to Strengthen Community Development
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) will host the second biennial Starting at Home Conference April 27-28.
3-29-17 – OHFA Names Sean Thomas as Next Executive Director
OHFA is pleased to announce the hiring of Sean Thomas as the Agency's next executive director. The OHFA Board unanimously approved his nomination at their meeting in February.
3-6-17 – OHFA Releases Report Detailing Statewide Economic Impact Of The Ohio Housing Trust Fund
The Trust Fund provides financing to organizations, private developers, local governments and others interested in increasing affordable housing opportunities, working to reduce homelessness and improving housing conditions for low income residents throughout the state of Ohio.
2016 News Releases
10-19-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight
OHFA announced the recipients of additional funding under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP), a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition and greening of vacant and blighted homes across the state.
10-5-16 – 18th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Aims to Further Affordable Housing Initiatives That Strengthen Communities and Families
The nation's largest statewide housing conference begins Tuesday, November 8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and will be hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH).
9-26-16 – OHFA Re-Opening Save the Dream Ohio, Allocating $25 Million to Ohio Homeowners Who Are Struggling to Pay Their Mortgage Due to Unemployment
OHFA has begun accepting applications from homeowners who have suffered a hardship resulting from unemployment for its Save the Dream Ohio program. The program is administered by OHFA and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund.
7-20-16 – Study Suggests Benefits of Supportive Housing for Transitional Age Youth; Details Roadmap for Housing Providers to Follow
OHFA released a report on a housing program for transitional age youth administered by Daybreak, Inc. located in Dayton and serving residents of the Miami Valley, who offers a diverse array of programs and housing for children and young adults who have experienced homelessness.
7-13-16 – Fifth Round of Hardest Hit Funds Allows OHFA to Continue the Fight Against Foreclosure and Blight, Awards funds to 18 Counties
OHFA announced the recipients of additional funding under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).
6-15-16 – OHFA Announces 2016 Housing Tax Credit Program Recipients, Awarding More Than $30 Million to Create Affordable Housing Options
OHFA's Board announced the recipients of the 2016 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities in Ohio.
6-2-16 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month, Making Homeownership Within Reach for Thousands of Ohioans
OHFA joins the nation and Ohio Governor John Kasich in recognizing June as Homeownership Month.
5-18-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Create New Affordable Housing in Over-the-Rhine District
OHFA's Board approved funding that will create new affordable housing units in an area of targeted revitalization, the Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Historic District in Cincinnati.
4-20-16 – OHFA Board Approves Resolution to Rehabilitate 500 Units of Affordable Family Housing in the Dayton Area
OHFA's Board approved up to $25.7 million for affordable housing initiatives throughout the state of Ohio.
4-1-16 – OHFA Celebrates 48th Annual Fair Housing Month
OHFA joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month.
3-18-16 – OHFA Board Affirms its Commitment to Serving Ohio's Most Vulnerable Residents
OHFA was recognized by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) for its partnership in offering safe and affordable housing options for Ohioans with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions.
2-19-16 – OHFA Board Commits $1.5 Million for Nelsonville Development, Allocates More Than $26.1 Million to Additional Affordable Housing Initiatives
The Board also approved an additional $10 million through the HDL program, more than $2.2 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP), up to $9.2 million in Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds and a Multifamily Lending Program (MLP) loan in the amount of $1.9 million. Additionally, the Board approved $4.28 million in Capital Funding to End Homelessness Initiative (CFEHI) funds.
1-21-16 – OHFA Board Approves More Than $12.3 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives for Ohioans
OHFA's Board approved $10.5 million through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) program, $550,000 through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and more than $1.3 million through the Multifamily Lending Program (MLP).
2015 News Releases
OHFA Blog Articles
12-28-16 – The Next Generation of Public Housing
The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is creating public housing that benefits its community, in addition to its future residents. Collingwood Green replaces one of the oldest public housing sites in the nation.
12-5-16 – Tiny Home Sweet Home
Learn about the Tiny House Project launched by SE Ohio Habitat for Humanity. The plan will serve a demographic the organization couldn't help much in the past – those with very low incomes who are ineligible for other services.
For additional information about OHFA, we invite the media to contact:
Communications & Marketing Manager
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215