Building A Better Oakland: Tell Us Your Ideas!
Amazing news for Sustainable Communities!
Yesterday the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Oakland’s own PolicyLink as one of eight organizations to be awarded funding to continue work on the federal Sustainable Communities Initiative. Here’s more from the official press release on HUD.Gov:
In an historic collaborative effort to assure the success of previous federal investments, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today competitively awarded $5.65 million to eight organizations to help existing federal grantees work together to solve common problems. These organizations will form capacity-building networks among the grantees to exchange ideas on successful strategies, lessons learned, emerging tools, and public engagement plans. This work will strengthen the capacity grantee communities to create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, make more efficient investments in water and wastewater infrastructure, and build vibrant, healthy and economically prosperous neighborhoods for American families.
You can also read more about the award in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, which includes a call to action for Oakland residents to volunteer and do their part in helping build a safer, stronger city.
Do you have thoughts and ideas on how to build a better Oakland? Share them with us in the comments!