H.R. 4690 (111th): Livable Communities Act of 2010

Introduced:
Feb 25, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Ed Perlmutter
Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 25, 2010
Length
57 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3325 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 02, 2011

S. 1619 (Related)
Livable Communities Act of 2009

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Aug 03, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 25, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 25, 2010
Referred to Committee Feb 25, 2010
 
Full Title

To establish the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, to establish the Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities, to establish a comprehensive planning grant program, to establish a sustainability challenge grant program, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
45 cosponsors (45D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Financial Services

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Highways and Transit

Water Resources and Environment

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/25/2010--Introduced.
Livable Communities Act of 2010 - Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC).
Establishes in the executive branch an independent Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities.
Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants and sustainability challenge grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner, which may be a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, a regional council, or a state).
Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to:
(1) coordinate land use, housing, transportation, and infrastructure planning processes across jurisdictions and agencies;
(2) identify potential regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan;
(3) conduct or update housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, and environmental assessments to determine regional needs and promote sustainable development;
(4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan; and
(5) implement local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.
Requires the use of a sustainability challenge grant to: (1) promote integrated transportation, housing, energy, and economic development activities carried out across policy and governmental jurisdictions; (2) promote sustainable and location-efficient development; and (3) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan.
Directs the OSHC Director to study and report to specified congressional committees on incentives for encouraging lenders to make, and homebuyers and homeowners to participate in, energy-efficient mortgages and location-efficient mortgages.

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