S. 1621 (112th): Livable Communities Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3325 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 02, 2011

Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 22, 2011
Length
49 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3325 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 02, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 22, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 22, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to create livable communities through coordinated public investment and streamlined requirements, and for other purposes.

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9/22/2011--Introduced.
Livable Communities Act of 2011 - Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC).
Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner or an Indian tribe that meets specified requirements).
Defines "eligible partner" as a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, or a regional council, or one of these and a state, an Indian tribe, a state and an Indian tribe, or an institution of higher education.
Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to:
(1) coordinate locally defined planning processes, across jurisdictions and agencies;
(2) identify regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan;
(3) conduct or update assessments to determine regional needs and promote economic and community development;
(4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan and other related activities; and
(5) identify local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.
Requires the use of a community challenge grant to: (1) promote integrated planning and investments across policy and governmental jurisdictions, and (2) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan.
Authorizes the Secretary of HUD to make or guarantee (up to 75% of) loans to eligible governmental, corporate, or partnership borrowers for infrastructure development projects used to support transit-oriented development.
Requires the Director of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control to lead the federal initiative to support healthy housing and eradicate housing-related health hazards.
Requires the Secretary to study how sustainable building features in housing, such as energy efficiency, affect: (1) the quality of the indoor environment, (2) the prevalence of housing-related health hazards, and (3) the health of such occupants.
States that no housing assisted using a grant under this Act may be made available to an individual who is not lawfully present in the United States.

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