Funded by Congress for the first time in HUD’s 2010 Budget, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC) will begin to tie the quality and location of housing to broader opportunities such as access to good jobs, quality schools, and safe streets.

Traditionally there has been no coordination among federal housing, transportation and land use investments. For the first time the federal government is proposing to speak with one voice when it comes to housing, transportation and environmental policy, and in doing so will be partners to regions and local governments instead of a barrier.  Read HUD’s announcement.