LOCUS, Latin for “place,” is a national coalition of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, equitable, walkable development in America’s metropolitan areas.
Across the country demand is high for real estate in sustainable, walkable urban places. Yet too often, public policy hampers developers’ ability to build the development that would meet this demand. LOCUS brings together real estate developers and investors from across the country to change policy at the local, state, and federal level and to build neighborhoods that are more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for America’s future.
In today’s political climate, Congressional leaders are preparing a massive tax reform bill which will cut key community development programs like the New Markets Tax Credit and the Historic Tax Credit. These programs have been instrumental in providing the private sector and local communities the tools they need to transform neighborhoods and towns into economically vibrant and socially inclusive walkable communities. The disregard of these programs will have adverse effects on community development, especially low income communities that continue to struggle with decades of disinvestment, discrimination, and dispossession.
The time to act is now. LOCUS needs your political and financial support to advocate for and to protect key federal programs that build sustainable and inclusive walkable communities across America, and to expand access of marginalized communities to affordable housing, economic development, and an equitable share in America’s prosperity. How can you help? Become an active member of LOCUS and join our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign >>
Donate to the Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign.
Become a LOCUS member to access our updated resource portal, a one-stop shop for model state and local legislation and policy toolkits.
Save the date for the LOCUS National Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. in April 22-24, 2018.
Today, we officially launch the Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign to organize developers and investors to advocate for a federal tax and budget plan that increases private capital investment in public infrastructure, affordable housing and economic development.