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Developing and Financing Housing
Bureau of Capital Planning

As part of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Bureau of Capital Planning assists in the development of housing, program and consumer-operated services projects in the community, with a focus on facilitating recovery and reducing stigma.

Ohio Housing Finance Agency
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is an independent state agency which facilitates the development, rehabilitation and financing of low-to moderate-income housing. The Agency's programs serve first-time homebuyers, renters, senior citizens, and other populations with special needs.
Ohio Development Services Agency

The Ohio Development Services Agency Office of Community Development provides a number of housing programs, including supportive housing, community development block grants, as well as housing and homeless assistance grant programs.

ODSA also manages the state's Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) for low- to moderate-income families.

Corporation for Supportive Housing
CSH is a national policy and advocacy organization, which offers training, technical assistance and lending for supportive housing.
Community Housing Network
Community Housing Network (CHN) invests in properties and people by providing safe, affordable rental housing for people with disabilities and other special needs related to homelessness. A critical part of CHN's mission is connecting tenants to services that support their mental health, recovery from addiction, and return to employment.
Federal Home Loan Bank
Through its Housing and Community Investment Programs, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati awards grant funds and provides low interest loans to create affordable housing opportunities.
Housing and Urban Development

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a federal government agency which provides regulatory oversight and financial assistance programs. HUD programs include community development block grants, single and multi-family housing programs, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, as well as a number of policy initiatives.

Section 8 is a HUD-funded program which provides housing assistance to low income individuals and families through housing choice vouchers, which are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). Participants are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program.