(A) There is hereby created the Ohio housing finance agency, a body corporate and politic, performing essential governmental functions of the state. The mission of the agency includes but is not limited to assisting with the financing, refinancing, production, development, and preservation of safe, decent, and affordable housing for occupancy by low- and moderate-income persons; provision of rental assistance and housing services for low- and moderate income persons; allocating all state and federal funds in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, including Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code; and promoting community development, economic stability, and growth within Ohio. To accomplish this mission, the agency shall work with persons eligible for its programs, nonprofit organizations and for-profit housing development entities, public entities, and lending institutions. The agency may review conformity with its programs and monitor a recipient's use of funds it provides to assure compliance.
(B) It is hereby declared to be the public purpose of this state to improve and promote the public health, safety, convenience, welfare, and prosperity of the people of the state by the production and preservation of housing in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
Effective Date: 07-01-2005