HUD’s Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse adds "sustainable communities" features

HUD’s Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) offers solutions to state and local regulatory barriers to affordable housing. Their website has now been updated to include information on sustainable communities. In an email to ISCS, RBC staff outlined some of the new features:

  • A Highlights section featuring relevant articles on location and energy-efficient housing from RBC’s electronic newsletter, Breakthroughs;
  • A sustainable communities database with research reports, ordinances, and statutes addressing coordinated federal, state, and local sustainable planning and development strategies; and
  • Publications available from both HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research and other sources specifically geared for those interested in sustainable development.

A bit of browsing turns up multiple other resources, as well. Check out the enhanced site here.