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Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  October 1, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through September 1, 2018.

Downside of Home Grown Tomatoes

By Jack Riordan   |  October 1, 2018
Downside of Home Grown Tomatoes
Almost every day in the summer begins the same. After I thank the Creator, (most of us call God) source of light, liquid water, and life and salute all those who gave their youth and lives or love ones for our country and its flag, I meander to my garden

2018 Annual Member Awards

October 1, 2018
The Annual Member Awards were announced at the Summer Annual Conference of Ohio Conference of Community Development in Sandusky.

OCCD 2018 President's Award - Montgomery County

October 1, 2018
The 2018 recipient of the President's Award for Innovative Practices is Montgomery County's "Trucks and Tomatoes" Job Training and Urban Garden Enhancement Project.

Don Corley retires from WSOS after years of service in Community Action

September 4, 2018
Don Corley retires from WSOS after years of service in Community Action
After nearly 45 years working in community action, Don Corley of WSOS Community Action Commission is retiring. Throughout his long career, Don has been a strong advocate for low-income residents in communities served by WSOS.

Report: Ohio Jobs Don't Pay Enough to Afford the Rent

August 21, 2018
Only two of the top 10 occupations in Ohio actually pay their employees enough to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Wednesday.

Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together

By Nate Coffman   |  August 15, 2018
Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together
Join Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at its 34th Annual Conference, under the theme Building Community Together, October 3-5, 2018 at the recently renovated, yet historic and haunted The Westin Great Southern Columbus.

Greater Ohio Policy Center - 2018 Policy Platform

August 8, 2018
The past decade has seen considerable progress as job growth has remained steady and communities across the state have experienced promising comebacks. Yet, cities and towns across the Buckeye state continue to struggle to fund sites for new businesses and employees

National Low Income Housing Coalition - Senate Passes FY19 THUD Appropriations Bills

August 6, 2018
The Senate voted 92-6 on August 1 to approve its FY19 Transportation-HUD (THUD) spending bill, which provides robust funding for affordable housing and community development programs. Overall, the bill provides HUD programs with more than $12 billion above the president’s FY19 request and more than $1 billion above the House bill.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Congratulations Jack and Nellie Riordan!

July 3, 2017
Congratulations to John (Jack) Riordan and his lovely wife, Nellie, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this summer.

Karen Kerns Dresser

January 9, 2017
Karen Kerns Dresser passed away this past weekend

Passing of Jack Foley

By Debra Mayes   |  December 21, 2015
Passing of Jack Foley
Received word from Mike Keys that Jack Foley passed away December 18, 2015.

Time is Running Out!

By Debra Mayes   |  July 14, 2015
Don't miss it! Only 7 business days to register for OCCD Summer Annual and OCCD 50th Gala!! Deadline is July 22, 2015. On-line registration at www.occd.org

HUD Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

By Debra Mayes   |  July 8, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with the data and tools that will help
Keywords: fair housing

OCCD 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Speaker

By Debra Mayes   |  July 7, 2015
OCCD 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Speaker
We are very pleased to announce our dinner speaker at the OCCD 50th Gala will be Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Keywords: gala, speaker

OCCD 50TH ANNIVERSARY

By Paul Christiansen   |  July 2, 2015
URAO’s Transition to OCCD Since my retirement 25-years ago, time has passed swiftly, but I still have fond memories of the late ‘60’s with close friendships shared with early members: Founding President, Pat Phelan - Columbus, Tony Patrino - Akron, Earle Sterzer - Dayton, Harry Norman - Springfield, Walter Blair - Hamilton, Walter Benedict, Painesville, and past HUD field reps: Dick Starr, Fritz Leighty, and David Ristau.

Summer Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Kathy Werkmeister   |  June 24, 2015
The OCCD staff and Board of Directors look forward to welcoming you to OCCD’s Summer Quarterly Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 29 and 30. We will meet at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, in Columbus for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities. You will leave with a fresh list of ideas and a breath of inspiration.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

April 1, 2015
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration


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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
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    A one day training covering the HOME requirements for written agreements.
    Oct 29, 2019
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    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019