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Housing Needs Assessment

Housing is one critical component for building a healthy and prosperous future for Ohioans, but the state faces a number of sustained challenges to providing affordable and accessible housing. As part of our annual planning process, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) evaluates the current housing landscape to assess the obstacles to meeting its mission to help Ohioans find quality affordable housing that meets their needs. The Ohio Housing Needs Assessment serves as a resource for OHFA's Board, staff and the state at large. The full document provides comprehensive documentation on housing and related topics in Ohio.

Legislative News

OHFA tracks housing legislation at the federal and state level. Some of the legislation has the ability to directly impact OHFA and our programs, while others would have a larger impact on our affordable housing stakeholders. As a leader in affordable housing policy in Ohio, we feel it is important to provide timely information to Ohio's congressional delegation and members of the General Assembly on the critical issues facing the housing industry and to explain how certain legislative provisions will affect us collectively.

If you have questions please contact Guy Ford:

Guy Ford
Director of Legislative Affairs
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Hardest Hit Fund

Save the Dream Ohio, formerly known as Restoring Stability: A Save the Dream Ohio Initiative, was created to help Ohio homeowners who are struggling to make their monthly house payments or facing foreclosure due to a financial hardship. The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund allocated $762.2 million to OHFA to administer the program.

The program's funding is made possible by President Obama's Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Markets, established in February 2010, to provide financial assistance to families in the states most impacted by the downturn of the housing crisis.

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