What is an Environmental Review?
An environmental review assesses the potential environmental impacts of a project to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. Every HUD-assisted project must be examined to ensure that it does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the site itself will not have adverse effect on end users. The extent of the examination varies, but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and other related Federal and state environmental laws.
What Information Does HUD Provide?
The HUD Exchange provides a hub for the latest Environmental Review resources, updates, and information. To view guidance on the Federal related laws and authorities listed in HUD’s environmental review regulations at 24 CFR 50.4, 58.5, and 58.6 go to Federal Laws and Authorities.
Other features include:
- Email Updates - To receive CPD communications about program policy, upcoming trainings, resources, reporting deadlines, technical assistance and more, sign up on the HUD Exchange Mailing List.
- Resources - To find tools and templates, news, research, evaluations, best practices, guides, training manuals, and more, visit the Environmental Review page or use Advanced Search.
- Training Opportunities - For information on upcoming webinars, in-person workshops, and self-paced online training, go to Training and Events or browse environmental review courses.
- Information on HEROS – For information on requesting access to the HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS), training materials, frequently asked questions, and more, visit the HEROS page.
- Assistance with Reporting System Questions – If you have a question related to HEROS, please submit your question and get a response through Ask A Question.
If you have policy questions related to Environmental Review, please contact your local HUD Field Environmental Officer for assistance.