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OHFA utilizes federal and state resources to provide housing opportunities for families and individuals through programs designed to create, preserve, and manage affordable housing throughout the State of Ohio. The Agency is a self-supporting quasi-public agency governed by an eleven-member board, nine of whom are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Two additional seats on the board, by statute, are reserved for the Director of Development and the Director of Commerce or their designees, and both serve as ex officio voting members

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Erin Biehl
Phone: 614-387-2863

2008 Ohio Housing Conference “Uniting for Tomorrow” to address key issues impacting affordable housing...

COLUMBUS, OH - November 5, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Housing professionals from across Ohio and the nation will join together at one of the largest...

OHFA awards additional $2.3 million in housing tax credits

COLUMBUS, OH - October 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) —  The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today announced the recipients of approximately $2.3 million in housing...

New investment fund to help additional affordable housing initiatives

COLUMBUS, OH - September 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved a new program that will support affordable housing...

Affordable multifamily developments funding now available; $1 million for senior community approved

COLUMBUS, OH - August 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved the use of $3 million to...

Owning a home easier with new incentives

COLUMBUS - July 9, 2008 - Now is a great time to consider homeownership through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s (OHFA) First-Time Homebuyer Program....

Ohio Housing Finance Agency awards over $23 million in tax credits for affordable housing...

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced the recipients of approximately $23 million in housing tax credits through the 2008 Housing Tax Credit Program.

Ohioans encouraged to explore housing options during Homeownership Month

COLUMBUS — June is Homeownership Month and buying a home is within reach for many potential homeowners. National Homeownership Month is an education outreach...

OHFA announces increased down payment assistance to borrowers

COLUMBUS - April 11, 2008 - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced today that borrowers now have the option to receive 3 percent...

OHFA Board approves more than $4 million in funding for affordable housing developments

COLUMBUS - March 19, 2008 - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved $1.4 million of funding through the Housing Development Assistance Program...

OHFA announces lower homebuying rates for Ohio heroes

OHFA’S Ohio Heroes Program targets educators, military personnel and first responders COLUMBUS  - Ohio’s everyday heroes now can receive a lower rate through the Ohio Housing...

Foreclosure counseling efforts to increase in Ohio

OHFA receives federal grant to provide local funding COLUMBUS - Foreclosure counseling efforts in Ohio received a much-needed boost this week through a grant awarded to...

OHFA Board approves more than $10.6 million in funding for affordable housing developments

COLUMBUS - February 20, 2008 - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today recognized the 25th Anniversary of the agency during its monthly meeting. OHFA began assisting Ohioans with affordable housing in 1983 and became an independent state agency in 2005.

First-Time Homebuyer Program provides a secure option to Ohio families

COLUMBUS - January 28, 2008 - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today lowered interest rates on loans through its First-Time Homebuyer Program. Even...

OHFA Board approves more than $24 million in bonds for affordable housing developments

COLUMBUS - January 16, 2008 - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved $24.2 million in Multifamily Bonds. Multifamily Bonds are tax-exempt revenue...

Veterans Have Even More Flexibility When Buying a Home

Veteran exemption available through First-Time Homebuyer Program COLUMBUS, January 15, 2008 - Buying a home now may be an option for more Ohio veterans. A temporary...

OHFA Board approves more than $6 million in funding for affordable housing developments

COLUMBUS - December 19, 2007 - Today, over $6 million in loans was approved by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board to help Ohio organizations construct or rehabilitate housing units for income eligible families. At its monthly meeting, the Board approved $2.85 million in funding through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) and $4 million in funding through the Housing Development Loan (HDL) Program.

Homeowners should “take a second look” at current mortgage

New Campaign Urges Homeowners to Take Action COLUMBUS, OH - December 10, 2007 - Many Ohio homeowners who are having trouble meeting their monthly mortgage...

OHFA Board approves more than $11.15 million in funding for affordable housing developments

COLUMBUS, OH., Nov. 14, 2007 — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved $2.9 million of funding through the Housing Development Assistance...

Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board Approves More Than $9.91 Million In Funding For Affordable...

COLUMBUS, OH, October 17, 2007 -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved $3.91 million of funding through the Housing Development Assistance Program...

OHFA Board approves more than $6.35 million in funding for affordable housing development projects

COLUMBUS, September 26, 2007 — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved $2.35 million of funding through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP),...

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Ohio Home and Auto Insurance Rates Remain Steady

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average insurance premiums for homeowners and auto insurance.