Senator Chris Dodd aims to pass the Livable Communities Act prior to his retirement at the end of this session. The Act aims to fund transit-oriented development and other green transportation efforts. The Act would provide $4 Billion in competitive funds for projects, would establish an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities within the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and would establish an independent Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities. The effort builds on the $150 Million of sustainability grants that were part of the 2010 White House budget and formalizes the inter-agency efforts of the Office of Livable Communities.
Livable Communities Act Planned
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