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Whether you need help purchasing your first home or renting an apartment, the state of Ohio offers assistance that can greatly benefit you and your family. Ohio residents can find assistance with purchasing their first home in the form of first-time homeowner counseling, assistance programs and homeownership vouchers. Additionally, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers single-family homes for sale through a centralized database open to the public. The HUD home online inventory also provides resources for individuals to purchase responsibly and avoid predatory lending agencies. To learn more about homeownership assistance, including how to get an FHA loan, download our comprehensive guide on housing.

If you are looking to save on rent and are interested in low-income housing, Section 8 can provide the assistance that you and your family need. Section 8 offers public housing options to families who meet income requirements and can provide verification of household structure. Public housing units provide safe and affordable options to assist families in avoiding homelessness, and preference is given to families who are currently living in housing deemed unsafe or recovering from homelessness. To find out if you are eligible for housing and how you can apply for benefits today, download our comprehensive guide here.

Also, note that federal law protects you from being discriminated against based on race, religion, gender, nationality or ability. If you experience housing discrimination, you can file a complaint with the housing department online. And you can learn all about the process for doing so by reviewing our Ohio guide.