HUD Awards of Excellence

OCCD Annual Meeting July 2012


HUD Award of Excellence to Montgomery County for the Huber Heights project. This project demonstrated the revitalization of a lower income neighborhood as a result of a Placed-Based Approach to Transform a Community or Neighborhood in collaboration with its
many partners.

Pictured accepting the HUD Award of Excellence Award:

  • Kiya Patrick, Development Specialist, Montgomery County
  • Tawana Jones, Development Specialist, Montgomery County



HUD Award of Excellence
to the City of Cleveland for the Ohio City Market project. The City of Cleveland, along with its many partners, renovated the district that has provided more affordable and attractive space in the park for local artisans to sell their products. As a result of this Place-Based Approach to Transform a Community or Neighborhood, the investment has lowered the commercial vacancy rate in the Ohio City market District from 28 percent to 4 percent.

Pictured accepting the HUD Award of Excellence Award:

  • Emma Hill, Department of Economic Development, Cleveland
  • Thomas McNair, Director of Economic Development & Planning, Ohio City Inc.

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