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HUD Sustainability Program Spared in FY2011 Budget

Despite what many were anticipating, funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities has remained mostly intact, at $100 million for the current fiscal year. The partnership is a collaboration between the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and HUD aimed at promoting planning and infrastructure development that is in line with six tenets of livability defined by these groups. Funding for the partnership is actually seen as saving money, in that it consolidates some of the work done by these separate groups and helps eliminate red tape so often associated with such programs. Read more.