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Licking County Housing Strategy Development

June 17, 2019
The selected provider will assist the community in developing a Homelessness and Housing Strategy. The Strategy must be produced in an expedient and efficient manner and result in short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategies to address homelessness in the Licking County community. The selected provider will offer a range of possible solutions, help develop a plan of action, and assist with engaging various stakeholders in the process and solution.

HUD - Director, Community Planning and Development, Columbus, Ohio

June 14, 2019
HUD HQ has posted a new advertisement for the Director, Community Planning and Development division in the HUD Columbus Field Office. CPD has oversight of CPD programs throughout Ohio.

NACEDA Network News

June 14, 2019
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

ODSA - Deputy Chief, Office of Community Assistance

June 12, 2019
The State of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Chief for the Office of Community Assistance until June 26, 2019.

OCCD Summer Annual Meeting

By Michael Norton-Smith   |  June 12, 2019
OCCD Summer Annual Meeting
The OCCD Staff and Board invite you to attend this year’s Summer Annual Meeting, which will be held on July 24th and 25th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Columbus (2886 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219). This should be a great opportunity for us to expand our knowledge of community development through networking and informational sessions. 

CDC of Ohio, Inc. - Community Development Specialist and Grant Coordinator

June 2, 2019
CDC of Ohio is looking for a candidate to help with the administration of CDBG Allocation, Neighborhood Revitalization, Critical Infrastructure, Residential Public Infrastructure, and Community Housing Impact and Preservation Programs (CHIP) and related grant programs for small cities and counties.

ODSA - Supportive Housing Specialist

May 30, 2019
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the position of Supportive Housing Specialist until June 24, 2019.

OHHN Spring Forum

May 29, 2019
OHHN Spring Forum
Who should Attend the OHHN Spring Forum? Anyone interested in healthy, safe and affordable housing is welcome to discover “bridges to healthy homes“ from educators, practitioners and peers.

City of Lorain - Fair Housing Administrator

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of Fair Housing Administrator in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

City of Lorain - Housing Rehabilitation Administrator

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of Housing Rehabilitation Administrator in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

City of Lorain - Neighborhood Development Specialist

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th Floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

City of Elyria - Deputy Housing Inspector

April 16, 2019
The City of Elyria is seeking a full-time Deputy Housing Inspector with Lead Abatement credentials

GOPC Releases Recommendation for Transporation Budget Ahead of Conference Committee

March 27, 2019
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center - Press Release

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 22, 2019
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. If you have an article you would like to share with us, please email it to Maria Walliser-Wejebe at mwalliser-wejebe@greaterohio.org.

NYT - Opinion: An Important Vote for the Climate

March 21, 2019
Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.

Update from the Ohio Development Services Agency

By Lydia Mihalik   |  March 14, 2019
Update from the Ohio Development Services Agency
It’s been an exciting few months here at the Ohio Development Services Agency. I’m excited to be at the Ohio Development Services Agency and return to a space I’m familiar with from the early days of my career – community and economic development. Serving as the mayor of Findlay was an honor, and I will call on my experiences as mayor as we work together to strengthen and grow Ohio communities.

From Our Training Coordinator

By Debra Mayes   |  March 14, 2019
From Our Training Coordinator
I’m not sure I have ever been more ready for SPRING!!

OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

March 14, 2019
OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
We expect to award up to four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each at our Summer Annual Meeting that will be held in Columbus, Ohio this year.

Legislation. . .In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 14, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through March 4, 2019.

OCCD 2019 Spring Quarterly Meeting

By Michael Norton-Smith   |  March 12, 2019
OCCD 2019 Spring Quarterly Meeting
With Winter weather behind us (hopefully) and blooms a few weeks away, it is also time to begin looking toward the 2019 OCCD Spring Quarterly.

Ohio University Professional and Executive Leadership Series - Innovative Strategies to Lead in Today's Complex Environment

March 8, 2019
This conference is for new and emerging leaders as well as those in middle management roles. Interactive sessions focus on the skills needed to successfully lead in today's complex environment.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 8, 2019
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.

Nominations for 2019 OCCD Annual Awards Being Accepted

March 7, 2019
Nominations for 2019 OCCD Member Awards

My False Pride, Black History and America’s Superiority Complex

By Jack Riordan   |  February 8, 2019
My False Pride, Black History and America’s Superiority Complex
I am proud of having a job every year since I was 13, from paper boy, grocery boy, helper on Coca Cola trucks, soda jerk, waiter, mechanic in the Army, Urban Monk, USAID Refugee Relief Officer in Vietnam, HUD CD Official, State CD Administrator and now part-time with OCCD.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

February 8, 2019
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. If you have an article you would like to share with us, please email it to Maria Walliser-Wejebe at mwalliser-wejebe@greaterohio.org.

OCCD Annual Report 2017 - 2018

January 30, 2019
The OCCD Annual Report provides an overview of the year's training activities, quarterly meeting sessions and programs, annual awards and financial summary.

Read to Lead

January 28, 2019
"I just sit in my office and read all day."

Celebrating a Conservation Milestone

January 17, 2019
With your support, Western Reserve Land Conservancy surpassed our year-end goal of permanently conserving our 55,000th acre. That’s right, with the closing of 34 projects in 2018, we have now conserved 740+ properties totaling an incredible 56,200+ acres across northern and eastern Ohio!

On the GO: News from the Greater Ohio Policy Center

January 17, 2019
Reinvention Cities Network Wraps Up 2018, Looks Ahead


Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

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Upcoming Events

  • OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting
    Jul 24, 2019
  • Determining Income and Allowances Training

    A fundamental component of using housing grant funds effectively is ensuring they target eligible households. Participants will learn how to effectively use the two definitions for annual income in Section 92.203 of the HOME Program Final Rule
    Sep 25, 2019
  • HOME Written Agreements

    A one day training covering the HOME requirements for written agreements.
    Oct 29, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019