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HUD Exchange Notification Links

July 6, 2020
HUD Exchange Notifications Links

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

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.

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.

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 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: 

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 Training Opportunities

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

OCCD Webinars - Virtual Meetings

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

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.

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

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

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: A Housing and Community Development Response

May 22, 2020
Attached is the COVID-19 response recommendations which may be helpful for those trying to formulate their CDBG-CV and Treasury allocations.

NACEDA - Statement on CRA Rule Change

May 21, 2020
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a final CRA rule with a list of CRA qualifying activities. Comptroller Joseph Otting, the Trump appointee who pushed through this rulemaking, is expected to resign later this week.

Franklin County - Senior Program Coordinator

May 20, 2020
Franklin County is accepting applications for the position of Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Economic Development and Planning. Deadline for submission is June 3, 2020.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

May 18, 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.

Ohio Department of Health - Responsible Restart Ohio

April 28, 2020
Responsible Restart Ohio

NACEDA Network News

April 24, 2020
NACEDA Advocates for Equitable Paycheck Protection Program

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

April 16, 2020
Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) lend money to people and in places where conventional lending is scarce. The majority of Ohio’s CDFI loan funds are members of the Ohio CDFI Network, which GOPC staffs.

Ohio Consolidated Plan Virtual Public Comment Period

April 15, 2020
Due the COVID-19 state of emergency, Development’s Office of Community Development cancelled the public webinar scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. In lieu of a public webinar, Development’s Office of Community Development created a public comment page to allow interested parties to access and comment on the PY 2020 Annual Action Plan, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment, and PY 2020-2024 Plan. 


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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