Monday, October 18, 2010

HUD Awards $100 Million for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Opportunity

Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $100 million in new grants to support more livable and sustainable communities. Through the Sustainable Communities Initiative, a total of 45 regional areas will be supported in their efforts to integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments. HUD anticipates this holistic planning approach will help build stronger communities where the quality and location of housing is linked to quality schools, safer streets, and better access to jobs.

As mentioned in previous entries, HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative is part of a larger collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stimulate comprehensive regional and community planning efforts that integrate transportation and housing investments to produce greater regional and local sustainable development patterns.

A complete list of grantees can be found here

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