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  • Outreach and capacity building Presentations and panel discussions with key stakeholder groups at national and local conferences and meetings NTI training on TOD and JD Webinars with regional staff – importance of transit in community development Technical assistance to grantees, public officials, etc. Joint Planning Work with MPOs and regional councils to examine a framework to integrate housing and transportation planning Legislative recommendations Reauthorization – look at FTA’s program structure to identify opportunities to promote livability Incentives Look for ways to provide incentives for increased TOD (i.e. modify New Starts evaluation and rating process)

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  • 1. The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities National Housing Conference Partners in Innovation Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Near Transit September 28, 2010
  • 2. The HUD-DOT-EPA PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Goals
    • President Obama has challenged our agencies to work together :
      • To coordinate our polices, programs and resources
      • To encourage and assist rural, suburban, and urban areas
      • To build and make sustainable communities the leading style of development in the US
  • 3. Six Partnership Principles
  • 4. HUD-DOT-EPA PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Regional Progress
    • Integrated Federal Approach
      • Know each other’s agency
      • Review of funding proposals
      • Planning processes
      • Connect to state/locals and communities
    • Projects and Programmatic Focus
      • Urban/Suburban
      • Tribal
      • Rural
  • 5. EPA and TOD
    • Brownfields Program – flexible clean-up
    • AQ Planning – TOD and VMT reduction
    • Water Planning – TOD and water use
    • Environmental Justice – Who’s involved
  • 6. “ Pre Partnership” HUD,DOT and Affordable Housing
    • Interagency Working Group (created in 2007 before the Partnership)
    • Promote the role of public transportation in affordable housing through:
      • strategies
      • methods
      • Policies
  • 7. Products/Activities
    • Mixed Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide
    • Outreach and capacity building
    • Joint planning
    • Legislative recommendations
    • Incentives
  • 8. Affordable Housing Near Transit Publications
    • FTA website www.FTA.DOT.GOV
    • “ Transit Oriented Development and Why Now? “
    • “ Station Area Planning: How to Make Great Transit-Oriented Places”
    • “ Mixed Income Housing Near-Transit: Increasing Affordability with Location”
  • 9. Transit Oriented (TOD) and Joint Development (JD)
    • TOD – compact, mixed-use development within walking distance of transit
    • JD – development of real property, near transit, purchased with FTA funds
  • 10. FTA Funding for TOD/JD
    • No specific TOD/JD grant program
    • TOD planning eligible under Metropolitan and Statewide Planning programs
    • JD and TOD are eligible capital expenses
  • 11. FTA Funding for TOD/JD
    • TOD-related activities that FTA can fund:
      • Real estate acquisition
      • Demolition
      • Site preparation and utilities
      • Facilities that incorporate community services like healthcare and daycare
      • Intermodal transfer facilities
      • Parking
      • Project development and professional services
      • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements
  • 12. Land Acquisition/Preservation Strategies for TOD
    • Surface Parking Lots
        • Acquire land for 20 yr forecast parking needs
        • Transition to structured parking
    • Construction Staging Areas
        • Acquire land for construction purposes
        • Consider Strategic locations for TOD along corridor or at stations
  • 13. Questions?