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Ohio Development Services Agency - OCD Digest

February 25, 2021
Office of Community Development Digest

HUD Exchange Notification Links

February 24, 2021
HUD Exchange Notifications Links

HUD - Financial Analyst (Columbus)

February 19, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting applications for the positions of Financial Analyst (Columbus office).

Stark County - Community Development Planner

February 19, 2021
Stark County is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Planner until March 12, 2021.

Stark County - Community Development Planner

February 19, 2021
Stark County is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Planner until March 12, 2021.

OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 10, 2021
OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
We expect to award up to four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each at our Summer Annual Meeting this year.

City of Lorain - Neighborhood Development Specialist

February 10, 2021
The City of Lorain is accepting applications for the position of Neighborhood Development Specialist.

Hamilton County - Program Manager

January 29, 2021
Hamilton County is accepting applications for the position of Program Manager.

Ross County Partnership Groups Release RFP for Affordable Housing Consultant

January 12, 2021
Ross County Partnership Groups Release RFP for Affordable Housing Consultant

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

January 11, 2021
On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center - January 8, 2021

ODSA / OCD - Residential Revitalization Special/Housing Grant Analyst 2

January 11, 2021
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the position of Residential Revitalization Specialist/Housing Grant Analyst 2 in the Community Services/Community Development Division.

Ohio Office of Budget and Management Releases Capital Budget Fact Sheet for Fiscal Years 2021-2022

January 11, 2021
The approved capital budget, Senate Bill 310, prioritizes the needs of state government, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions, with particular emphasis given to each project’s impact on jobs and economic growth. With the partnership of the DeWine Husted Administration and the Ohio General Assembly, this budget focuses on creating jobs and growing Ohio’s economy.

ODSA / OCD - Community Development Analyst

January 11, 2021
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Analyst in the Community Services / Community Development Division.

OCCD Training Opportunities

December 30, 2020
Details for training opportunities will be posted to the OCCD website under Upcoming Events and will be shared via email notification upon confirmation of the trainers' schedule. 

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  December 30, 2020
Legislation . . . In the News
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through December 10, 2020.

OCCD Website Update

December 30, 2020
Updates to the OCCD Website are coming!  The Strategic Planning Subcommittee - Branding and Marketing of OCCD and Community Development - working in tandem with the our website host will update the OCCD Website over the next two months.  The website will be updated to host a forum, will be more interactive, mobile responsive, and ADA compliant.   Updates made over the past several months will remain intact, including - 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.

2021 Winter Quarterly Meeting

By Brian Iorio   |  December 30, 2020
2021 Winter Quarterly Meeting
2021 is finally upon us! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! While the context of our work will not have magically improved with the dropping of the ball, we can hopefully look forward to an eventual return to normalcy.

Ohio Development Services Agency Update

By Lydia Mihalik   |  December 30, 2020
Ohio Development Services Agency Update
Thank you all for stepping up to the challenge to support your communities and help our most vulnerable residents during this pandemic. I know it has been challenging. I also know that as Ohioans we are meeting this challenge and doing all we can to slow the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, the number of cases continues to increase, and we need to redouble our efforts.

GOPC - Recognizing the Strength of the Reinvention Cities Network

December 21, 2020
There is no doubt that 2020 brought new challenges to our Legacy Cities. Community leaders became problem solvers to ensure the health and safety of your communities as you addressed the uncertainties of COVID-19 and conversations surrounding racial justice and equity. While 2020 comes to a close, the work is far from over.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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