Editor's note: The following message was distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are sharing it here because it may be of interest to some of our community partners who receive our communications. Read the original version here.
HUD is now accepting requests for technical assistance (TA) for the Thriving Communities Technical Assistance (TCTA) program. This funding will help local governments ensure housing needs are considered as part of their larger infrastructure investment plans, with a focus on disadvantaged communities.
The program is focused on units of general local government (UGLGs) that:
Are receiving transportation funding, either directly or through a state pass-through, with priority given to those receiving competitive funds
Want to address housing needs in disadvantaged communities in accordance with their housing and/or equity goals
Want to work on at least one of the four TCTA topic areas, including land utilization, regulatory reform, preservation, and coordination
Are committed to community engagement to ensure residents and businesses in disadvantaged communities benefit from the transportation investment
HUD is offering this technical assistance as part of the Thriving Communities Network, an interagency initiative among the Departments of Transportation, HUD, Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture, as well as the General Services Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. HUD will provide priority to jurisdictions with populations of less than 250,000 people.