OHFA BOARD APPROVES OVER $4.8 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUDING $1.2 MILLION TO BUILD SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

COLUMBUS – October 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — On Wednesday, October 21, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved $1.2 million to help COMPASS Family and Community Services develop a new 36-bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Sojourner House will serve men, women and children from Youngstown and the greater Mahoning area and will house a minimum of 100 individuals per year

Other developments approved for funding include:

Whitmore Arms Apartments, Dayton, Montgomery County, for the rehabilitation of 40 garden-style units in six two-story buildings for families with extremely low incomes

The Village at Town Center, Tallmadge, Summit County, for the construction of 48 units in a four story building for low- and moderate-income families.

Changing Destinies, Massillon, Stark County, for the development of 10 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24, with a diagnosed mental illness or co-occurring disability, such as substance abuse, developmental disabilities or other health issues

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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

Contact:

Erin Biehl
Phone: 614-387-2863

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