Community Challenge Planning Grants and the Department of Transportation"s TIGER II Planning Grants

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities Collaborative Planning Grants coordinate federal housing, transportation, and environmental investments, protect public health and the environment, promote equitable development, and help address the challenges of climate change.

A set of six "Livability
Principles" were created by the Partnership to govern the work of the Partnership, and guide the policies and funding programs.

Each agency has clear and defined roles: HUD will take the lead in funding, evaluating, and supporting integrated regional planning for sustainable development, and will invest in sustainable housing and community development efforts.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.