COLUMBUS, OH – April 1, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Designated as Fair Housing Month, April is recognized nationwide as a time to commemorate the advancements in making equal access to affordable housing available to every American regardless of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial and military status, disability or ancestry.
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is devoted to providing a means for Ohio families to open the doors to an affordable place to call home. “With over 28 years committed to advocacy for fair housing and advancing affordable homeownership opportunities across the state, OHFA understands the importance of equal access to housing and the significant impact that it has on creating a better quality of life in our communities,” said Doug Garver, Executive Director for the Agency.
OHFA is an essential resource for all Ohioans desiring affordable homeownership. The Agency ensures that every Ohioan is given an equal opportunity to obtain safe, decent and affordable housing through a number of programs. OHFA’s first-time homebuyer program has provided 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages for more than 140,000 homeowners. The Agency has also aided in the development of over 1,400 affordable properties with more than 77,000 rental housing units in Ohio since 1987.
For information on the homeownership programs offered by OHFA, visit www.ohiohome.org or call 888.362.6432.
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About the Ohio Housing Finance Agency
OHFA is a self-supporting quasi-public agency governed by an eleven-member board. The Agency uses federal and state resources to provide housing opportunities for families and individuals through programs designed to develop, preserve and sustain affordable housing throughout the State of Ohio. OHFA is also an active partner in the interagency team which coordinates the Save the Dream Ohio initiative designed to stop preventable foreclosures.
Email: aalston (at) ohiohome (dot) org