Join LOCUS for the launch of the 2018 Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign


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.

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Bipartisan Budget Act set to add billions to infrastructure spending over the next two years


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.

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Learn about the new federal tax and regulatory climate at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

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.

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Watch the recorded webinar on transit-oriented development opportunities along Hartford’s new commuter rail line

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. 

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LOCUS urges Congress’s tax reform Conferees to protect community development and affordable housing tax incentives

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.

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House vote caps off eventful week for LOCUS’ tax reform efforts

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.

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Watch the recorded webinar on financing for development projects that don’t pencil out

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.

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