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NEW HUD FHEO Outreach Tools – Fair Housing, Mortgage Lending, and more!

By Debra Mayes   |  July 16, 2013
NEW HUD FHEO Outreach Tools – Fair Housing, Mortgage Lending, and more! Includes booklets, brochures, posters, etc. Print versions of some items can be ordered from HUD. Other items can be downloaded and printed.
Keywords: fair housing


July 16, 2013
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, has announced the winners of the inaugural OCCD Member Awards, the President’s Award for Innovative Practices, and this year’s Public Service Scholarship.

Brookings Alert - June Job Numbers Bring Some Good News

By Jack Riordan   |  July 9, 2013
A Brookings Alert - forwarded by Jack Riordan

COUNTYCORP Announces Promotions within The Housing Source programs

July 2, 2013
Dayton, OH, July 1, 2013: CountyCorp has recently announced two promotions within its staff: R. Adam Blake, Vice President of Housing, and Kimetta Parker, Contract Development & Compliance Manager.

Funding for Affordable Housing Programs at Risk

By Debra Mayes   |  June 24, 2013
The regular appropriations process has begun in Congress, but the two chambers are still divided over the level of funding to provide the government in the upcoming fiscal year.
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By Debra Mayes   |  June 7, 2013
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued new guidance to HUD-assisted housing providers on how
Keywords: housing, hud

Materials Available at HUD User

By Debra Mayes   |  May 22, 2013
HUD USER is the primary source for federal government reports, forums, statistics, and articles, and other information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.

HUD and Barberton Settle Fair Housing Discrimination Claim Involving Group Home

By Debra Mayes   |  May 7, 2013
HUD and City of Barberton settle fair housing claim over group home.
Keywords: fair housing

Update on Fair Housing Issues Impacting Individual’s with Disabilities Training

By Debra Mayes   |  May 6, 2013
On May 30, 2013, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission will sponsor, along with the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Development (OCD) as co-sponsor: Updates on Fair Housing Issues Impacting Individual’s with Disabilities.
Keywords: fair housing

2012 Annual Ohio Historic Tax Credit Report

May 2, 2013
Ohio Development Services Agency released their 2012 Annual Report on the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program.

HUD Guidance on Service Animals

By Debra Mayes   |  May 2, 2013
Those in attendance at the OCCD Spring Quarterly for the fair housing presentation are aware of the conversation by audience and Joyce Hill, OCD Civil Rights Specials and
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May 1, 2013
Greater Ohio Policy Center today released a new report, “Investing in Brownfields: The Economic Benefits of the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund,” finding that public investments in brownfield sites through the state Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund (CORF) generate substantial economic benefits for Ohio’s taxpayers and communities.
Keywords: brownfields


April 29, 2013
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a series of restructuring and systemic changes within its Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and the Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM). The changes, which include consolidating Multifamily hubs nationwide and closing 16 smaller offices, affect approximately 900 of the Departments’ 9,000 employees.
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Update on Senate CDBG, HOME FY2014 Appropriations Letters

April 29, 2013
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) “Dear Colleague” letter requesting $3.3 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in FY2014 included 39 Senate signatures in support!
Keywords: cdbg, home  |   134 comments

Introducing the Civil Rights Reporter

By Debra Mayes   |  April 19, 2013
Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General announces the first issue of the Civil Rights Reporter.

OCD Downtown Revitalization Grants

By Debra Mayes   |  April 8, 2013
The Ohio Development Services Agency/Office of Community Development will be offering two trainings in the next few weeks to teach you more about the Downtown Revitalizat

National Community Development Week - Dayton, Ohio

By Debra Mayes   |  April 5, 2013
National Community Development Week - Dayton, Ohio
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Through CDBG, economic development, housing, infrastructure and public servi
Keywords: cdbg, events  |   9 comments

Lorain to map, grade vacant homes to face demolition

By Jack Riordan   |  April 1, 2013
LORAIN - A new study will map and grade Lorain's vacant homes to prepare for future demolition. The city and the Thriving Communities Institute, a program of the Wester
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Development Finance Authority of Summit County (DFA)

March 27, 2013
Development Finance Authority of Summit County (formerly Summit County Port Authority) was authorized by the County of Summit in 1999 to generate economic development

Legislation. . .In the News

March 27, 2013
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through March 4, 2013.

MORPC Hires New Leader

March 27, 2013
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) named William Murdock, AICP, as its new executive director at a starting salary of $152,500. Murdock previously served as the chief of community services at the Ohio Development Services Agency. As executive director, Murdock will be responsible for carrying out MORPC's mission, strategic goals, policies and programs. He will oversee the overall management of MORPC including structure, personnel, finance and the implementation of policies and programs. Murdock will also represent the agency before a variety of government, business and stakeholder organizations across the region, state and nation. Murdock assumed his duties as executive director at the end of January 2013.

Ohio Development Services Agency

March 27, 2013
Update from the Ohio Development Services Agency

The HUD Report

March 27, 2013
The HUD Report

Homes on the Hill - Hilltop Homes 2

March 27, 2013
Homes on the Hill and the Oberer Companies are partners in Hilltop Homes 2, a proposed 30 unit affordable housing development in Central Hilltop. This scattered site project reflects 10 months of extensive community outreach, mirrored with 7 community housing meetings.

From Our Training Coordinator - Debra Mayes

March 27, 2013
The links below include useful insights on the impacts of drilling from the national, regional, and Ohio perspectives. During their last two forums, they discussed how we can learn from the experiences of other states and regions. Included are some links which are specific to areas outside of Ohio that are relevant.

Spring Agenda 2013

March 27, 2013
The OCCD Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree, Columbus, Ohio near the intersection of I-71 and State Route 161. We will have a variety of issues for the Spring Conference that impact directly and indirectly our communities and the jobs that we do.

Life's Luggage - Jack Riordan

By Jack Riordan   |  March 27, 2013
We carry baggage through life, not the pounds we add but the mental burdens that determine who we are, what we like, dislike, what we think important and how we act in public and how we act in private when we think no one is looking. Some of these life determining factors we picked up when we are barely conscious. Some baggage comes from genes that made their way to us from distant ancestors or a giggle during conception. We are what we are, mainly because of our parents, but teachers, ministers, playmates, and the physical and mental environment of our early years played a significant role in filling the bags we carry.

Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship Fund

March 12, 2013
This fund was established by the Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD) to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service.

2013 Housing Conference - OCD/OCCD

By Debra Mayes   |  March 12, 2013
Hold the date! The 2013 Housing Conference co-sponsored by Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Development (OCD) and OCCD will be held Nov. 20-
Keywords: training

Fair Housing Month Luncheon & Training

By Debra Mayes   |  March 11, 2013
In celebration of National Fair Housing Month, OCCD is partnering with Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Development to present a luncheon and training
Keywords: training

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

  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Training

    Learn the process for conducting a comprehensive Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) in compliance with HUD requirements, given the indefinite suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule.
    Apr 8, 2019
  • Ohio Public Construction Contracting 101

    This program covers fundamentals of constructing local government improvements in Ohio, including pre-planning, selecting a project delivery method, hiring design professionals, bidding, and insurance and bonding. Registration deadline: April 12, 2019.
    Apr 23, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Spring Meeting

    2019 Spring Quarterly Meeting Agenda
    Apr 24, 2019
  • Ohio Civil Rights Fair Housing Training

    Fair Housing Training provided by Ronnell Tomlinson, Director of Housing Enforcement & Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Registration deadline: April 12, 2019.
    Apr 25, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting

    Jul 24, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019