Thursday, January 10, 2013

For First Time DOT New/Smart Start Grant Programs Include Consideration of Preserving and Expanding Affordable Housing; Public Comment Sought on Expanded Policy Guidance.

A newly published final rule for the DOT's final Smart Starts grant program is HERE; comments received on the affordable housing provisions are discussed in the preamble (pg 19) and are included in the final rule (pgs 46-47).

A Notice of PROPOSED policy guidance which significantly expands on the final rule is HERE.  Affordable housing policy guidance, including evaluation criteria, are found on pages 19, 13, 25-26. The comment period for the proposed guidance policy runs through March 11,2013; the docket for the Notice of proposed policy guidance is HERE.

9 comments previously received on the now final regulation with keyword "Oregon" are HERE; 18 comments with keyword phrase "Fair Housing" are HERE; and finally 62 comments with keyword phrase "affordable housing" are HERE.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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