Washtenaw County is stronger when all people are able to fully participate in our community and economy. To that end, OCED is committed to stepping out of traditional government roles to drive long-term system changes that increase equity and opportunity. Informed by data and resident voices, we deliver services, invest resources, shape public policy, lead initiatives, and amplify the impact of community partners. Learn more here.


Our work would not be possible without the dedicated staff members behind the scenes. See the faces of OCED here


Washtenaw County OCED delivers critical services in the areas of affordable housing, human services, economic development, and community infrastructure. Our efforts are informed by community needs, available resources, and our commitment to ensuring equity and opportunity in the county. See our program guide here.