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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How well are low-income workers living in OHFA financed affordable rental units served by local transit? Across 13 urban areas in Ohio, OHFA renters are better served by transit than the average household. Yet the quality of access varies substantially based on the size of the urban area.
Ohio is one of the states with the highest opioid related deaths, with over 3,600 deaths in 2016. While drug addiction certainly affects the health of the user, opioid abuse can also have harmful impacts on families and communities. Adequate and affordable housing plays a role in off-setting these impacts.
Where we live has profound and compelling implications on other conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. We promise insightful and engaging conversations on this idea and hope to connect with you April 17 – 18, 2019!
70,123 Ohioans accessed homelessness services in 2017, and trends show this population is increasingly composed of children, older adults, families, and special populations.