24 Feb '12, 8pm

HUD grants $96 million to several cool sustainable community projects.

HUD grants $96 million to several cool sustainable community projects.

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News HUD Funds Sustainable Communities The Tawa'ovi Community planned by the Hopi Tribe recently received support from HUD to develop codes and conduct economic studies. By Paula Melton The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided $95.8 million to fund sustainable community planning and economic development throughout the U.S. Twenty-seven communities and organizations will receive the grants, which fall into two categories. Community Challenge grants support upgrades to pedestrian or transit infrastructure as well as local code changes aimed at spurring investments in existing buildings, mixed-use development, or affordable housing. Regional Planning grants focus on larger-scale regional efforts to make integrated improvements to transit infrastructure, land use, and economic development. Recipients include ...

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