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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension



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Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences offer a variety of housing education programs. From first-time renters to experienced homebuyers we assist Ohioans throughout the housing process.

Franklin County HUD-Approved Counseling 

Ohio State University Extension Franklin County offers HUD-approved housing counseling services and homebuyer education classes.

HUD-Approved Online Education and Counseling

Ohio State University Extension hosts an online self-paced homebuyer education course. Upon completion of the course, the homebuyer will be connected with a Certified HUD counselor. 

Partnership with OHFA

Ohio State University Extension partners with Ohio Housing Finance Agency to provide homebuyer education counseling for their homebuyers. To learn more about this program contact

Rent Smart

If you are interested in learning more about renting in Ohio, the Rent Smart program might be for you. Connect with a local extension office to learn more about this program. 

Home Repair Lookup

Use our search tool to find local programs that could help you with paying for home repair, maintenance, and energy costs. This tool is free, but registration is required. By default, no information is displayed until you login.

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