Jorgelle Lawson

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The HUD Report

The crystal ball is working again! We received homeless and formula grant funding at the same time!! CPD Columbus continues to work hard to get the grant agreements to you – Thanks for your patience!!
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The HUD Report

Jorgelle R. Lawson CPD Director - U.S. Dept. of HUD Another year is here - wow 2014! I wish all OCCD members a very happy new year. CPD COLUMBUS FIELD OFFICE/National PROGRAM UPDATES. IDIS Training Announced for CDBG Grantees -- The Office of Block Grant Assistance is pleased to announce there will be 25 New CDBG IDIS trainings offered at HUD Field Offices in every Region between October 2013 through June 2014. There will not be any in Ohio this round.
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Another Fiscal Year!!! 2016 is here. We are off to a fast start!! CPD Columbus has added new staff and the Risk Analysis process has started in preparation for on-site monitoring visits.
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CPD welcomes calendar year 2016. With the Risk Analysis complete, we will be monitoring earlier this year. Monitoring this FY will include onsite/remote monitoring and Wellness Visits.
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The HUD Report

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” - John Muir -- Every year, spring in our office means that our CPD Reps are busy working to get funding out to you by reviewing and approving Consolidated Plans and executing Grant Agreements.
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The HUD Report

By the time you read this article we will be into another Fiscal Year!!! 2017 is here.
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The HUD Report

CPD welcomes calendar year 2017. With the Risk Analysis complete, we hope to be monitoring earlier this year. Monitoring this FY will include onsite/remote monitoring and Wellness Visits.
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The HUD Report

"April showers bring May flowers" and 2017 Formula Funding! -- Every year, spring in our office means that our CPD Reps have completed the Risk Analysis, are busy working to get funding out to you by reviewing/approving Consolidated Plans and executing Grant Agreements.
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The HUD Report

Summer is here and by the time you read this FY-2017 Formula allocations will have been announced. The Columbus CPD Field Office staff will be working hard to get the Consolidated/Annual Plans approved and funding agreements executed. . .all before August 16th!!
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The HUD Report

By the time you read this article, Formula funds will be out on the streets for FY-2017. Summer has come and gone with Fall now upon us!!!!
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The HUD Report

Another year and winter are upon us.  I wish everyone a wonderful new year.  With the Risk Analysis complete, we hope to be monitoring earlier this year.  You will be hearing from your CPD Representative regarding how your community rated in the Risk Analysis process.  
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The HUD Report

Spring is in full swing and we are now looking forward to summer. With the Risk Analysis process complete, we will see many of you during our on-site monitoring visits
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HUD Update

Another Fall is upon us. We all made it through another year!! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our entitlement communities for your cooperation and patience throughout FY-2018. Many Ohioans are now benefitting from our combined efforts. Thanks to all of you!! My office will continue to work with each and every one of you in the upcoming fiscal year to assist you in continuing to make your local programs successful. 
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The Federal Fiscal Year 2019 is here!! By the time you read this article, calendar year 2019 will be here and I will be retired.
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