Working with communities and businesses, the Department of Development promotes economic opportunities to improve the profits and prosperity of Ohio`s citizens. The Department oversees programs that affect business, Ohio citizens, and the community. The Community Development Division (CDD) of the Ohio Department of Development administers programs through their three program offices:
- Office of Housing and Community Partnerships (OHCP), which provides financial and technical assistance to units of local government, nonprofit corporations, and for-profit housing developers for activities that benefit low and moderate-income Ohioans.
- Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) offers technical assistance to many different customers through a variety of programs. The most widely known is the Home Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Office of Community Services works to eliminate poverty in Ohio by providing funds statewide to local nonprofit organizations designated as community action agencies for support services such as employment, education, housing, emergency assistance, and nutrition. The Office of Community Services is the grant administrator for federal antipoverty programs including the Community Services Block Grant and the Home Energy Assistance Program.