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The HUD USER Archives is composed of collections of archived web pages that are no longer being updated due to budgetary and other constraints. The intent of these pages is to catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials.
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The Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) collects and disseminates information on the production and preservation of affordable housing and sustainable communities through a searchable database of state and local programs and policies that encourage
The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) brings together 19 federal agencies to work together in partnership with committed city leaders as they implement locally driven economic visions.
The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program supports locally-led collaborative efforts that bring together diverse interests from the many municipalities in a region to determine how to best target housing, economic and workforce
development, and infrastructure investments to create more jobs and regional economic activity.
The purpose of this Glossary is to facilitate a common language within HUD USER and the larger community of urban planners and developers, housing advocates, architects, builders, government officials, researchers, students, and all others concerned with the past, present – and especially – the future of housing in America.
The Healthy Communities Assessment Tool (HCAT) was developed by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes in 2016. The HCAT was designed to evaluate physical, social, and economic service structures at the neighborhood level that support healthy living and healthy behaviors in our communities.
Note: Guidance documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.