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HUD Exchange Notification Links

August 6, 2020
HUD Exchange Notifications Links

City of Lorain - Director - Building, Housing & Planning

August 6, 2020
The Lorain Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the Director of Building, Housing & Planning.

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.

Ohio Development Services Agency - OCD Digest

July 31, 2020
Office of Community Development Digest

NOFA TEAMS Marketing Session for Great State of Ohio

July 29, 2020
Informational Webinar for Interested Communities on $275 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant NOFA

CDBG-CV COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Updated - July 10, 2020

July 16, 2020
CARES Act Funding FAQs updated July 10, 2020.

Geauga County - Director, Community and Economic Development

July 9, 2020
Under general direction from the Executive Director of Development, is responsible for directing the comprehensive Community Economic Development Department (CED) including the following programs; CDBG, grant funded projects, revolving loan funds and fair housing ensuring regulatory compliance regarding the department.

Sylvester Angel Passed Away

July 7, 2020
Sylvester C. Angel, Jr., a true Angel even by name, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2020.  He died peacefully at his home in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 89.

Boring Saga of an Old Guy Getting Older, Messages from Reality - Spring 2020

By Jack Riordan   |  July 1, 2020
I was wallowing in remorse that age was slowly taking away functions of vitality and relevance to the problems that were washing over the world I so loved. COVID 19 crept into my many lives at the same time that my body sent urgent messages. I was going to be limited by an invisible invader

Boring Saga of an Old Guy Getting Older, Messages from Reality - Spring 2020

By Jack Riordan   |  July 1, 2020
I was wallowing in remorse that age was slowly taking away functions of vitality and relevance to the problems that were washing over the world I so loved. COVID 19 crept into my many lives at the same time that my body sent urgent messages. I was going to be limited by an invisible invader

Redesigned OCD Technical Assistance Site Now Live

June 30, 2020
With feedback from grantees and staff, we redesigned the Technical Assistance site to be more user friendly and easier to navigate. Click here (https://development.force.com/OCDTA/s) to view the redesigned site and be sure to update your existing bookmark. The current TA site will be archived on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

OCCD Annual Awards to be Announced at the Summer Annual Meeting

June 30, 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.

OCCD Board of Directors Nominations

June 30, 2020
Elections will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the OCCD Business Meeting to elect or re-elect the following individuals to the OCCD Board of Directors: 

OCCD Training Opportunities

June 30, 2020
OCCD will schedule the CDBG Basics Training and Davis Bacon Training in early Fall.

Summer Annual Meeting

By Rita Parise   |  June 30, 2020
As we collectively face a challenging time, we are fortunate to live in the age of technology which allows the opportunity to work together while remaining apart.  Please join us for our first ever virtual meeting which will convene the mornings of July 29 and 30. 

OCCD Website Updates

June 30, 2020
OCCD has updated it website to include updates from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) under News & Updates on the OCCD Home Page.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  June 30, 2020
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through June 7, 2020. 

OCCD Webinars - Virtual Meetings

June 30, 2020
OCCD is pleased to introduce webinars as a new method of sharing information with its members

City of Lakewood - Urban Planning Internship

June 25, 2020
The City of Lakewood is seeking an Intern to work directly with planning department staff to gain hands-on practical experience working on residential, commercial and planning projects within the City. It is our objective to provide the intern with a multi-disciplinary experience using the latest technology to support his or her work. The intern will spend their time working individually and collaboratively to complete assigned projects within a given timeline. This is a paid internship and a 30 hour work week is preferred.

OCCD Statement

June 24, 2020
As an organization with its history rooted in the Model Cities Program that was created in response to social unrest in the 1960s, we condemn injustice and institutional racism. The Ohio Conference of Community Development stands with communities to demand more accountability regarding unreasonable use of force by our law officers and expect action against those who commit police brutality. Systemic racism cannot be tolerated. We continue to support economic and social equity. 

Federal Loan Programs Re-Open

June 22, 2020
Ohio Development Services Agency Updates

Governor DeWine Signs HB168 - Brownfield Regulatory Reform Legislation

June 17, 2020
Columbus, OH – Yesterday, Governor DeWine signed HB168 into law, following the unanimous passage of HB168 through both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate last month. The bill, introduced in March 2019 by former State Representative Steven Arndt (R – Port Clinton), provides liability protection to purchasers of brownfields sites through an affirmative defense. The bill will take effect 90 days after the governor’s signature, on September 14.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

June 15, 2020
News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

All Lives Matter, When Did They Ever?

By Jack Riordan   |  June 10, 2020
All Lives Matter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that mantra since Michael Brown’s killing. When you do hear it it’s typically said by those who are opposed in one way or another to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

OCCD 2020 Annual Award Nominations being Accepted

June 5, 2020
Nominations for 2020 OCCD Member Awards being accepted

ODSA - Office of Community Development Technical Assistance Site

June 4, 2020
The Office of Community Development Technical Assistance link

ODSA - Office of Community Development Grant Application Deadlines

June 4, 2020
ODSA - Office of Community Development Grant Deadlines

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 - 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


Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

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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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