Homeownership Incentives - Human Resources at Ohio State

Homeownership Incentives

Ohio State University offers assistance in buying a home to faculty and staff with regular appointments of 50% FTE or greater. Two down payment assistance programs aim to increase the level of homeownership in the University District and the Near East Side, two Columbus neighborhoods with a significant Ohio State presence.

University District and Weinland Park
The homeownership incentive program for the University District provides a zero-interest forgivable loan for the required down payment, closing costs and/or reduction in principal amount on a home purchased in the University District, which includes Weinland Park. Learn more from Campus Partners.

Near East Side
The homeownership incentive program for the Near East Side provides a zero-interest forgivable loan for the required down payment, closing costs and/or reduction in principal amount on a home purchased in Columbus’ Near East Side, which is home to University Hospital East and CarePoint East. Learn more from Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT).


Please be advised, funds are limited. Campus Partners cannot consider an application complete without a signed purchase contract. Funds cannot be reserved until the complete application, including a signed purchase contract, is submitted and approved. Funds cannot be reserved for more than 90 days after purchase contract is signed.