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Spotlight on Best Practices: Neighborhood Revitalization - City of Canton, Ohio

June 30, 2019
Best Practices Fact Sheet - Neighborhood Revitalization - City of Canton providing HOME and CDBG funds toward Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio's Central Project. Additional Best Practices Fact Sheets can be found at /learning-resources/best-practices-fact-sheets

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  June 30, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through June 27, 2019.

White Superiority Complex

By Jack Riordan   |  June 30, 2019
White Superiority Complex
Bread For the World Made a very revealing presentation at our April Quarterly Meeting on the government sources of the Racial Wealth Gap and our unrecognized guilt of the persistent poverty of most African Americans; an issue that has troubled me for a long time. Why?

OCCD Annual Award Winners to be Recognized at Summer Meeting

June 30, 2019
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 7th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and this year's Public Service Scholarships.

OCCD Awarded HUD Certificate of Appreciation

June 30, 2019
OCCD Awarded HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Michael Norton-Smith, OCCD Vice President accepted the HUD Certificate of Appreciation

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

OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting

By Michael Norton-Smith   |  June 12, 2019
OCCD 2019 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.


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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Upcoming Events

  • 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