October 26, 2022

Housing Grants for Disadvantaged Communities - Due Nov. 22

The Thriving Communities Technical Assistance program provides funding to technical assistance providers to help local governments ensure housing needs are considered as part of their larger infrastructure investment plans, while also supporting equitable development and local economic development ecosystems in disadvantaged communities. 

The program focuses on the following: identifying and using vacant, abandoned, or underutilized land located on or near transportation projects that is suitable for housing development to create location-efficient housing; preserving affordable housing and protecting residents and businesses from displacement as new infrastructure is deployed; identifying and implementing regulatory and procedural reforms to reduce unnecessary barriers to location-efficient housing that impede housing production and increase development costs; and improving coordination, both among public entities and between public entities and state recipients of infrastructure funding, transit authorities and other quasi-public entities, the private sector, and locally based organizations in ways that support a holistic and regional approach to housing and transportation.

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