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Welcome to OCCD

We are a 175+ member statewide association of community and economic development organizations, dedicated since 1965, to helping develop, implement and improve federal, state and local programs for community development. Beyond that, to develop and improve professional standards and practices across all phases of public administration related to community development.

Our members are community and economic development practitioners from Ohio 's cities, counties, villages, non-profit organizations and consulting firms.

We are proud of our website, so please visit OCCD online often! We will help you stay current, learn about our new programs and opportunities, acquire resources, and to more fully enjoy the benefits of participation in OCCD.

Why Join



News & Updates

  • Newsletter Archive

    View past OCCD newsletters.
  • Career Board

    View exciting job opportunities!

    View all HUD / ODSA Updates here!

    View all RFQ/RFP documents here!
  • The Cat Lady's Apprentice

    Read Jack Riordan's blog here!
  • HUD Housing Counselor Certification Rule

    HUD posts Interim Final Rule to Delay Housing Counselor Certification Deadline more
  • HUD Publishes Interim Final Rule to Delay Housing Counselor

    Delay in deadline for housing counselors to become HUD certified. more
  • OCCD Statement

    As an organization with its history rooted in the Model Cities Program that was created in response to social unrest in the 1960s, we condemn injustice and institutional racism. The Ohio Conference of Community Development stands with communities to demand more accountability regarding unreasonable use of force by our law officers and expect action against those who commit police brutality. Systemic racism cannot be tolerated. We continue to support economic and social equity.  more

Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

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The scholarship program was established by OCCD to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service. 

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