The Office of Housing Policy

The Office of Housing Policy uses research and data to drive the Agency's mission of providing an affordable place to call home for all Ohioans. In partnership with universities, state agencies, and community-based organizations, the Office of Housing Policy produces high quality data and actionable research that guides affordable housing policies throughout the state. Check out the Regional Housing Needs Assessments to learn more about housing-related issues in your community.

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  • Closing the Gap

    DATABYTE: Closing Ohio's Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters

    A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition highlights a supply shortage of housing units that are affordable and available to renters at the lowest income levels. In Ohio, there were only 189,172 rental units in 2020 that were both affordable and available to the state's 443,717 extremely low-income (ELI) renter households.

  • Regional Housing Needs Assessment

    New Regional Housing Needs Assessments Focus on Local Housing Challenges

    OHFA's Office of Housing Policy regularly evaluates the state's housing to gauge needs, identify gaps, and highlight key trends. For the first time, OHFA has released five Regional Housing Needs Assessments to spotlight the unique housing challenges within each region of Ohio.

  • Homeowner Assistance Fund

    Ohio's Homeowner Assistance Plan

    President Biden announced the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which would provide relief to Americans impacted by COVID. The Homeowners Assistance Plan provides funding for each state and other territories to provide additional relief to those struggling to make payments toward their mortgages and/or other financial obligations related to their home.