Friday, December 6, 2013
Four Years Later: Sustainable Communities, Job Creation and Shared Knowledge
Written by: Secretary Shaun Donovan
It's hard to believe that more than four years have gone by since the creation of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. In 2009, President Obama gave HUD, DOT and EPA the directive to work together to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering economic development, and helping to build a clean energy economy. The goals and mission established by President Obama are becoming a reality, and today hundreds of representatives from HUD's 143 Sustainable Housing Grantees have gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss their best practices, exchange ideas, and learn from each other's experiences so that they may build stronger local and regional partnerships.
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