H.R.927 - Sustainable Communities Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 01/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/07/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.927 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/30/2019)
Sustainable Communities Act of 2019
This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in coordination with the Department of Transportation, to create a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions and improve land use and zoning.
As part of this initiative, HUD must administer two grant programs. Specifically, HUD must provide
- Regional Integrated Planning grants for regional, multi-jurisdictional organizations and consortia in metropolitan areas to support improvements in, and coordination of, metropolitan-wide housing, transportation, energy, and land-use planning activities; and
- Community Challenge Planning grants for units of local government to foster reform and reduce barriers, including through the reform of existing building codes and zoning ordinances, to achieve affordable, economically vital, and sustainable communities and discourage inefficient land-use patterns.