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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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Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Provides Operating Assistance to Community Housing Development Organ

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction

HOME Funds Awarded for the Construction or Rehabilitation of Single-family Homes

klahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction.

OHFA Awards $600,000 to Organizations Providing Down Payment Assistance

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated state Participating Jurisdiction

OHFA BOARD COMMITS $1.5 MILLION FOR NELSONVILLE DEVELOPMENT, ALLOCATES MORE THAN $26.1 MILLION TO...

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board voted to award a $1.5 million Housing Development Loan (HDL) for the adaptive reuse of the Nelsonville School Commons in Nelsonville, Athens County. The development will conv...

OHFA BOARD WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS, APPROVES MORE THAN $24 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board welcomed Jacqueline Williams as an ex officio member. Williams was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Commerce by Governor John R. Kasich in April 2015. She serves as a member of the Governor’s c...

OHFA ANNOUNCES 2015 HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM RECIPIENTS, APPROVES NEARLY $1 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today announced the recipients of the 2015 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities in Ohio. More than $30 mil...

OHFA Board Approves More Than $3 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing in Lawrence,...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approved more than $3 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including:

OHFA Expands Efforts to Tackle Blight and Fight Foreclosure, Awards $6.8 Million to 7...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced the recipients of additional funding under a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition of vacant and blighted homes across the state. ...

OHFA Celebrates 47th Annual Fair Housing Month

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month. "Every American deserves a fair chance to secure safe and stable housing," Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro said in a news rel...

CONFERENCE OFFERS DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is proud to partner with the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) to present Starting at Home: Using Philanthropy, Research and Practice to Build a Better Ohio. This two-day event will take place at the Ren...

OHFA Board Bids Farewell to a Member, Approves Nearly $18 Million for Affordable Housing...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board recognized the departure of a long-standing member this morning. The Board also approved nearly $18 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including:

OHFA Awarded $470,535 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio

This is the ninth round of funding for the NFMC program, which provided $44.8 million to 25 state housing finance agencies, 18 HUD-approved counseling intermediaries, and 68 community-based NeighborWorks organizations.

State of Ohio Receives $11.9 Million Grant to Expand Affordable Housing Options to Ohioans...

In an effort to provide more affordable housing choices and prevent Ohioans with disabilities from being institutionalized or facing homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) $11....

OHFA Board Approves More Than $40 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $40 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including

More Than $40 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $40 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including

OHFA Awards More Than $13 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Initiatives Across...

COLUMBUS - May 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved $3 million yesterday through the Recycled Tax Credit Assistance Program (R-TCAP). Funding for R-TCAP is derived from repaid funds through the Tax Credit...

OHFA Board Awards $12.3 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing in Medina, Columbiana,...

COLUMBUS - April 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $1.4 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing de...

OHFA Joins the Nation in Commemorating Fair Housing Month

COLUMBUS - April 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) proudly joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month. OHFA's celebration, "Justice for All," marks the 46th anniversary of the act, which provides equal ...

OHFA Awarded More Than $560,000 to Continue Housing Counseling in Ohio

COLUMBUS - March 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has been awarded $560,451 through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program to continue the availability of foreclosure counseling and prevention...

OHFA Awards 11 Counties a Portion of $49.5 Million to Tackle Blighted Communities

COLUMBUS - March 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced the recipients of a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition of vacant and blighted ho...

OHFA Board Awards More than $8 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing Communities...

COLUMBUS - November 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors today approved $5,000,000 through the Housing Development Loan program to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing development ...

Pickaway County Property Cleared for Redevelopment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Circleville brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the ...

OHFA Launches a New Market Rate Initiative, Changes Bond Financing Structure for First-Time Homebuyer...

COLUMBUS - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced a shift from traditional bond financing for its First-Time Homebuyer (FTHB) program to a new Market Rate approach. Under the new Market Rate Initiative, ...

15th Annual Ohio Housing Conference Explores Housing Strategies in a Challenging Economic Climate

COLUMBUS - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The economic crisis of recent years has left many struggling to maintain safe and affordable housing. Subsequently, housing industry professionals across the country continue to struggle with providing ...

OHFA Board Awards More Than $2 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Ohio; Approves...

COLUMBUS - September 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $1 million through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) yesterday. Established in September 2008, the HIF supports initiatives that meet ho...

OHFA Board Awards More Than $3.8 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Franklin, Montgomery,...

COLUMBUS - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approved more than $1.3 million through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) yesterday. Established in September 2008, the HIF program supports initiatives that meet ho...

OHFA Receives $1.07 Million Grant to Continue Supporting Foreclosure Counseling Across Ohio

COLUMBUS - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has been awarded $1,074,039 through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program to continue supporting the availability of foreclosure counseling a...

OHFA Celebrates Equal Access to Housing Through Commemoration of Fair Housing Month

COLUMBUS - April 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) proudly recognizes Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the advancements in making equal access to affordable housing for all regardless of race, color, nationality, ...

OHFA Board Bids Farewell to Member, Awards $4 Million to Affordable Housing Communities in...

COLUMBUS, OH - January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board bid farewell to a long-standing member yesterday. Roger McCauley served on the OHFA Board since the establishment of the agency in February 1983. During...

OHFA Board Approves More Than $6.3 Million for Affordable Housing Communities Across Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approved more than $6.3 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing de...

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Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in the...

Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families