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November 13, 2013

New tool calculates housing, transportation costs

The Location Affordability Portal will help consumers and communities better understand the combined costs of housing and transportation associated with living in a specific region, street or neighborhood and make better-informed decisions about where to live, work and invest.


June 7, 2012

House Transportation budget contains $4B reduction

The draft of the proposal released Wednesday contains a $3.9 billion reduction for the agencies from 2012 spending and it is $1.9 billion less than President Obama requested for the departments earlier this year.


October 21, 2010

Federal partnership to support more sustainable communities

Over the past year, HUD, DOT and EPA have worked together to promote better outcomes for communities and more effective federal investments through better targeted federal resources, removal of existing federal regulatory and policy barriers to smart and sustainable development, as well as aligned agency priorities that will ensure lasting collaboration.


June 22, 2010

U.S. DOT, HUD offers $75M for sustainable community planning

Together, departments will award up to $75 million in funding ā€” $35 million in TIGER II Planning Grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge Grants ā€” for localized planning activities that ultimately lead to projects that integrate transportation, housing and economic development.


March 25, 2009

DOT, HUD team to promote sustainable communities

Agencies jointly funded a study by Reconnecting America's Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) in 2007 that showed that cost of living was dependent on the costs of housing and transportation combined.


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