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HUD Exchange Notification Links

June 2, 2020
HUD Exchange Notifications Links

COVID-19 - Mega Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Grant Programs

May 27, 2020
Availability of Additional Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Grant Programs to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19

Part I: Introduction to COOP Planning and Part II: Explores more advanced COOP Concepts

May 27, 2020
To provide continued support during COVID-19, FEMA's National Continuity Programs will moderate a Webinar on the Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning for State and Local Governments.

COVID-19: A Housing and Community Development Response

May 22, 2020
Attached is the COVID-19 response recommendations which may be helpful for those trying to formulate their CDBG-CV and Treasury allocations.

NACEDA - Statement on CRA Rule Change

May 21, 2020
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a final CRA rule with a list of CRA qualifying activities. Comptroller Joseph Otting, the Trump appointee who pushed through this rulemaking, is expected to resign later this week.

Franklin County - Senior Program Coordinator

May 20, 2020
Franklin County is accepting applications for the position of Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Economic Development and Planning. Deadline for submission is June 3, 2020.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

May 18, 2020
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well.

Request for Proposals/Qualifications for Rehabilitation Specialist/Lead Risk Assessor

May 1, 2020
The City of Fairborn Development Services Division intends to contract with a Rehabilitation Specialist for a two year term (and potential for a two year extension upon successful completion of contract) beginning in Fiscal Year 2020 to assist in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Programs, the Community Housing and Improvement Programs (if funded) and any other possible grants secured by the office during this time frame.

Ohio Department of Health - Responsible Restart Ohio

April 28, 2020
Responsible Restart Ohio

NACEDA Network News

April 24, 2020
NACEDA Advocates for Equitable Paycheck Protection Program

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

April 16, 2020
Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) lend money to people and in places where conventional lending is scarce. The majority of Ohio’s CDFI loan funds are members of the Ohio CDFI Network, which GOPC staffs.

Ohio Consolidated Plan Virtual Public Comment Period

April 15, 2020
Due the COVID-19 state of emergency, Development’s Office of Community Development cancelled the public webinar scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. In lieu of a public webinar, Development’s Office of Community Development created a public comment page to allow interested parties to access and comment on the PY 2020 Annual Action Plan, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment, and PY 2020-2024 Plan. 

OCCD 2020 Annual Award Nominations being Accepted

April 1, 2020
Nominations for 2020 OCCD Member Awards being accepted

The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight

By Jack Riordan   |  April 1, 2020
The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight
I'm old enough to remember how united we were in World War II when we fought countries not only with our Armed Services but with civilian sacrifices, shortages, long lines, rationing and recycling. One of my jobs was to wait in line for my Mom

Davis Bacon Training

March 31, 2020
The Davis Bacon Training (scheduled for April 21, 2020) is postponed at this time. We are working with the trainer to offer an online / interactive training in the near future.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 31, 2020
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through February 28, 2020.

CRA Public Comments Due April 8th

By Nate Coffman   |  March 30, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed by Congress in 1977 as a response to redlining and lending discrimination. One would think that a nationwide pandemic would cause the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to halt the rulemaking process. That unfortunately is not the case.

What is Our Heritage?

By Jack Riordan   |  March 30, 2020
What is Our Heritage?
Because of my long, but spotty history with the GOP, (I voted for Nixon the first Time) the Heritage Foundation sent me a letter; there is a debate in DC about the “proper use of taxpayer’s money, and the constitutional role of the federal government,” they asked that I fill out  “Questionnaire 114” as well as send them a few bucks which I’ve never done.

HUD - Community Planning and Development Staff Positions

March 27, 2020
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Columbus office is accepting applications for four open positions. The application deadline is April 1, 2020.

FDIC & FRB Chicago Interactive CRA Webinar Series

March 26, 2020
At some time in your relationship-building efforts, you may have been encouraged to consider pursuing "CRA funding" or heard that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a great way to talk to banks about supporting your organization.

Ohio Department of Health - Director's Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020
Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

HUD - CPD Representatives

March 20, 2020
The following links provide detailed information regarding the positions for CPD Representatives in the Columbus Field Office.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 18, 2020
State of Ohio Providing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

OCCD Cancellation of Spring Meeting

March 16, 2020
The health and safety of our membership, partners, attendees and staff is paramount, therefore with the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and in accordance with the Governor's ban on large gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19

Ashtabula County - Planner 1

March 10, 2020
Ashtabula County is accepting applications for the position of Planner 1.

Hamilton County - Program Specialist

March 3, 2020
Program Specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamilton County - Program Manager

March 3, 2020
Program Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

NACEDA Network News

February 27, 2020
NACEDA Network News - 2020 off to a fast start!

COHHIO Breaking Ground - Winter Edition

February 21, 2020
News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio


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