H.R.3325 - Livable Communities Act of 2011

To create livable communities through coordinated public investment and streamlined requirements, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To create livable communities through coordinated public investment and streamlined requirements, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Livable Communities Act of 2011 as introduced.

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11/02/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ed Perlmutter

D-CO

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Official Summary

Livable Communities Act of 2011 - Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC). Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants to eligible entities (partnerships between

Official Summary

Livable Communities Act of 2011 - Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC). Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner or an Indian tribe that meets specified requirements). Defines \"eligible partner\" as a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, or a regional council, or one of these and a state, an Indian tribe, a state and an Indian tribe, or an institution of higher education. Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to:
(1) coordinate locally defined planning processes, across jurisdictions and agencies;
(2) identify regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan;
(3) conduct or update assessments to determine regional needs and promote economic and community development;
(4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan and other related activities; and
(5) identify local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development. Requires the use of a community challenge grant to:
(1) promote integrated planning and investments across policy and governmental jurisdictions, and
(2) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan. Authorizes the Secretary of HUD to make or guarantee (up to 75% of) loans to eligible governmental, corporate, or partnership borrowers for infrastructure development projects used to support transit-oriented development. Requires the Director of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control to lead the federal initiative to support healthy housing and eradicate housing-related health hazards. Requires the Secretary to study how sustainable building features in housing, such as energy efficiency, affect:
(1) the quality of the indoor environment,
(2) the prevalence of housing-related health hazards, and
(3) the health of such occupants. States that no housing assisted using a grant under this Act may be made available to an individual who is not lawfully present in the United States.

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