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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2017 was an exciting and fulfilling year for LOCUS

2017 was a banner year for LOCUS: we launched our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign to organize developers and investors to advocate for and protect federal programs that support public infrastructure, affordable housing and economic development in walkable communities; we brought together over 200 responsible real estate developers, investors, transportation professionals, and local leaders at the 2017 LOCUS … Continued

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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 passes brownfields reauthorization bill

Thursday night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017, that would allow up to $250 million to clean up brownfield sites each year. Smart Growth America, LOCUS and the National Brownfields Coalition support the bill’s provisions and commend the bill’s sponsors for their hard work to bring this bill to fruition.

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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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Help protect America’s threatened community development and affordable housing programs


On Thursday, November 2nd, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a draft tax proposal which, if passed, would have a negative impact on community development and affordable housing.

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As House unveils new tax plan, LOCUS launches Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign

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.

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