On Monday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will award New Hampshire with $4 million dollars as part of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The Partnership is a joint effort between the Environmental Protection Association, the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development to coordinate to help improve access to affordable housing, provide more transportation options at lower costs, and protect the environment in communities across the nation. For the past two years, this partnership has been working all across the country to deliver on this effort and six livability principles guide its work:
- Provide more transportation choices.
- Promote equitable, affordable housing.
- Enhance economic competitiveness.
- Support existing communities.
- Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment.
- Value communities and neighborhoods.
Grants like the one that New Hampshire will receive not only help to revitalize local communities but also the ripple effect leads to more jobs, business development and other economic benefits. For more information on the Obama Administration’s commitment to sustainable communities visit the Partnership for Sustainable Communities website.