Government Resources · Housing

Federal

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Oversees the financial stability and soundness of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks.
National Coalition for the Homeless
Provides factsheets on various aspects of homelessness (homeless veterans, affordable housing, mental illness, etc.).
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Provides information and resources on housing and community development.

State

Ohio Housing Finance Agency Programs
Information on procuring affordable housing in Ohio through homeownership and rental assistance programs.

Local

Building Inspections and Permits (Hamilton County)
Online application forms, publications, and information on building permits from the agency that performs building inspections and enforces codes.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Association
Information on local public housing, including a list of Section 8 apartments.
City of Cincinnati City Planning and Buildings
Site for city agency that examines and licenses all new construction and alterations and reviews building code compliance and safety in existing buildings. Allows online status checking of a building permit.
Hamilton County Home Improvement Program (HIP)
Information on low-rate home improvement loans for participating Hamilton County communities.
Hamilton County Planning, Zoning & Community Development
Information on planning efforts for Hamilton County communities, including online text of current strategic plans for the area.
Hamilton County Recorder’s Office
Use this site to search for unregistered & registered land in Hamilton County.
Home Buyer and Renter Assistance (City of Cincinnati)
Support to homeowners and renters through programs such as fair housing, home maintenance/emergency repairs, and tenant representation. Overseen by the City of Cincinnati Department of Community Development and Planning.
Real Estate Records - Hamilton County Auditor
Online county real estate records searchable by address, name of owner, or parcel number plus real estate sales information by date, neighborhood, and age of house.