Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:US Department of Transportation, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to co-ordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighbourhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. The partnership agencies incorporate six principles of livability into federal funding programmes, policies, and future legislative proposals:

  • Provide more transportation choices,
  • Promote equitable, affordable housing,
  • Enhance economic competitiveness,
  • Support existing communities,
  • Co-ordinate and leverage federal policies and investment, and
  • Value communities and neighbourhoods.

The Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work together on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

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