Yesterday, LOCUS kicked off the second year of its Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. You are invited to join us.
Author: Tola Myczkowska
With the potential of major legislative changes ahead, LOCUS is seizing this unique opportunity to shape federal and local policy and direct funding to support walkable urban neighborhoods across America. We invite you to learn more about our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign during an interactive webinar on Wednesday, February 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Following a brief government shutdown, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act early this morning. The long-sought funding agreement will add hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic programs over the next two years and raise the federal debt ceiling until after November’s midterm elections.
Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address in which he is expected to highlight the most significant legislative action of his first year in office–the overhaul of the nation’s tax code. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has huge implications for the development of equitable, sustainable, and multimodal communities.
This spring, LOCUS is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about this new federal tax and regulatory climate. Register today for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods, taking place from April 22 – 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, January 10th, LOCUS was joined by the Connecticut Main Street Center and the cities of New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts to talk about the number of opportunities for developers and investors to meet the region’s growing demand for walkable, transit-oriented development along the new Hartford Commuter Rail Line, slated to begin service in May.
LOCUS is pleased to announce the selection of Douglas Landry, AICP, as the President of its Massachusetts Chapter.
The bill’s newly created low-tax environment will undermine the value of tax credits used to build walkable urban development and transform the nature of real estate development and investment for years to come.
As Congress moves to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, LOCUS’ top priority is to protect community development and affordable housing tax incentives. Join us as we reach out to the conference committee’s House and Senate Conferees and ask them to maintain these programs and incentives in the final version of the legislation.
Today, House Republicans successfully passed H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in a 227-205 vote. Thirteen House Republicans joined all Democrats in opposing the once-in-a-generation tax reform legislation. The bill includes major cuts to community development and affordable housing programs.
Thank you to everyone who joined LOCUS for a live discussion of Financing for Projects that Don’t Pencil Out on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Bob Stevens, principal for M&S Development, presented several creative financing techniques available to communities and economies hoping to fill project funding gaps.