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HUD Exchange Notification Links

December 4, 2020
HUD Exchange Notifications Links

City of Lorain - Planning and Zoning Administrator

December 3, 2020
The City of Lorain is accepting applications for the position of Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Ohio Development Services Agency - OCD Digest

November 19, 2020
Office of Community Development Digest

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

November 18, 2020
Ohioans went the polls in record numbers on November 3, casting ballots not only in the presidential election, but for all 99 members of the Ohio House of Representatives and for 16 of 33 members of the Ohio Senate.

Ohio Healthy Homes Network - Executive Director

November 17, 2020
Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Ohiohhn@gmail.com by 5 p.m. December 4.

PY 2019 AAP CDBG-CV Rounds 2 & 3 Citizen Participation

November 16, 2020
The PY 2019 Annual Action Plan CDBG-CV Rounds 2 & 3 Substantial Amendment Memo outlining the citizen participation process has been made available on the Ohio Development Services Agency's website.

OCCD 2019 - 2020 Annual Report

November 9, 2020
The 2019-2020 OCCD Annual Report posted.

City of Sandusky - Director of Community Development & Economic Development

November 6, 2020
The City of Sandusky is looking for an experienced Director of Community and Economic Development to join our Department of Economic Development and Planning.

Ohio Connects Newsletter

November 4, 2020
I hope that you will find this second edition of Ohio Connect$ helpful as we work together to target resources to the COVID-19 public health emergency. I know that calendar year 2020 has been challenging, and public finance professionals across our state continue to be critical in fighting the virus and helping our citizens who have been impacted.

HUD - CPD Director - Columbus Field Office

November 3, 2020
HUD Headquarters has just posted a job vacancy announcement for the Director, Community Planning and Development in the Columbus Field Office.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

October 31, 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. If you have an article you would like to share with us, please email it to Jason Warner at jwarner@greaterohio.org.

Emergency Assistance Announced for Ohioans

October 27, 2020
The Greater Ohio Policy Center thanks the Governor, Ohio Senate, and Ohio House for establishing a range of programs to support Ohio residents and businesses. In particular, we appreciate the $50 million program that will provide emergency relief for families with overdue rental, mortgage, sewer and water bills, as a result of COVID.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

October 19, 2020
GOPC Updates Policy Platform in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

October 17, 2020
News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

October 5, 2020
Articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks - we thought they might interest you as well.

OCCD 2020 Fall Meeting

By Brian Iorio   |  September 30, 2020
OCCD 2020 Fall Meeting
First, I would like to express what a great honor it is to serve as Vice President for this year. This will be a year of continuing challenges. Incredibly, challenges in such abundance that I do not have the space to list here. However, this is why we chose our professions. We, the Community Development Community, are not strangers to challenges.

OCCD Website Updates

September 29, 2020
OCCD has updated it website to include updates from HUD and ODSA, as well as OCCD Webinars and Virtual Meetings. The Career Board and RFQ/RFP links are updated as new information is available.

OCCD Training Opportunities

September 29, 2020
OCCD has scheduled the Acquisition/Relocation (URA) Training for October 27, 2020 and will schedule the CDBG Basics Training this Fall.

Ohio Development Services Agency Update

September 29, 2020
Ohio Development Services Agency Update
I want to start with thank you. Thank you to each of you for all the work you’re doing to stop the spread of COVID-19. And, thank you for all you’re doing to support your communities during this challenging time. Ohio is rising to the challenge because communities and businesses are coming together to fight the virus and protect each other and our most vulnerable Ohioans.

OCCD 2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

September 29, 2020
The 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers were elected at the Summer Meeting.

OCCD Annual Awards Announced at Summer Meeting

September 29, 2020
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 8th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President’s Award for Innovative Practices, and this year’s Public Service Scholarships.

Thanks, OCCD For The Memories

By Jack Riordan   |  September 29, 2020
Thanks, OCCD For The Memories
As the old song says, “Breaking up is hard to do”.  Only Fritz has been around longer.  My 48 years flew by and I went from Young Turk to Old Fart.  The face-to-face feedback from OCCD’s original members helped me understand a new job and helped OCCD evolve from the Urban Renewal Association of Ohio to the Ohio Conference of Community Development.  

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  September 29, 2020
Legislation . . . In the News
Legislation. . . In the News --- The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through September 18, 2020.

OCCD Foundation Annual Gold Star Campaign

September 28, 2020
OCCD Foundation Annual Gold  Star Campaign
The OCCD Foundation Annual Gold Star Fundraising Campaign is underway. Please consider participating in the gold star annual fundraising campaign.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

September 21, 2020
Monitoring the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio.

GOPC Presents Rebuttal to Measures Seeking to Undo Ohio's Long-standing Income Tax Structure

September 11, 2020
New Analysis counters short-sighted lawsuit and legislation that would seriously threaten Ohio's major cities if passed.

NACCED Virtual HOME Rental Housing Compliance

August 12, 2020
This intensive, four-day training will cover the HOME regulations for rental housing including both the development and long term compliance of affordable housing.

HUD Housing Counselor Certification Rule

August 5, 2020
HUD posts Interim Final Rule to Delay Housing Counselor Certification Deadline

HUD Publishes Interim Final Rule to Delay Housing Counselor

August 3, 2020
Delay in deadline for housing counselors to become HUD certified.


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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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