As I noted yesterday on this blog, the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities just marked its two year anniversary. President Obama created by this partnership to help American families gain improved access to affordable housing, better and more affordable transportation options, and cleaner air, water, and land.
While we’ve made a lot of progress over the last two years helping America’s neighborhoods become safer, healthier, and more vibrant, there is still a lot of work ahead connecting people to where they live, work and play.
That’s why I am pleased to announce $175 million in livability grants available to increase and improve transportation options for urban, suburban and rural communities.
Our latest round of livability grants aims to ensure that transportation and housing decisions are made jointly and that they recognize the unique character of each community. After the grant availability is published in the Federal Register next week, local transit agencies will be able to compete for this pool of awards.