HUD Publishes Report on Impediments to Sustainable Native American Construction
HUD recently launched its Sustainable Construction in Indian Country initiative, which is charged with exploring impediments to sustainable construction practices in Native communities, and suggesting solutions to these impediments. As part of this effort, HUD recently held a meeting in conjunction with 2011 Greener Homes Summit, where governmental, nongovernmental, and tribal focus groups offered observations regarding impediments to sustainable construction in Native communities. Four impediments were identified.
- Building codes
- Capacity building
To view the draft report, click here.
Obama's FY 2015 Budget Requests $46.7 Billion for HUD Programs
On March 4, President Barack Obama introduced his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget, requesting a total of $46.7 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, as well as significant policy proposals aimed at improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and a proposal to modify and permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit.