OHFA Board Announces New Member, Approves Affordable Housing Initiatives

OHFA Board Announces New Member, Approves Affordable Housing Initiatives

COLUMBUS – July 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board welcomed its newest member, Catherine Cawthon, who was recently appointed by Governor John Kasich. Cawthon is the President of the Fifth Third Community Development Corporation and replaces J. Gordon Priemer whose tenure with the Board ended on January 31. The OHFA Board is administered by eleven members consisting of the Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the Director of the Ohio Department of Development and nine public members. The Governor appoints the nine public Board members for staggered six-year terms to represent various housing sectors and the general public.

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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

Contact:

Erin Biehl
Phone: 614-387-2863

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