Contact Congress: Coalition Letter Outlines Local Issues with DRIVE Act

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Contact Congress: Coalition Letter Outlines Local Issues with DRIVE Act

On August 25, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and other members of the Local Officials for Transportation (LOT) Coalition (National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Association of MPOs, and National Association of Development Organizations) sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership last week outlining…

NARC’s New Regional Solar Deployment Tools

As demand for solar energy continues to grow, many local governments look for strategies to spur solar deployment in their communities. Regional planning organizations are in a prime position to provide tools, guidance, and technical assistance to their member governments to help them increase local solar adoption. The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), as…

Last Chance to Help Increase Local Control of Transportation Funding

Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor and Support the Wicker-Booker Amendment #2289 The U.S. Senate will complete work on a multi-year transportation reauthorization bill, the DRIVE Act, by Thursday. An important amendment by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) would dramatically increase the amount of surface transportation program (STP) funding directed to local governments.…

HUD Announces Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule. This rule aims to equip local communities, States, and Insular Areas with clearer guidelines, new tools, and data to meet fair housing obligations established in law. HUD plans to collaborate with communities to provide tools and technical…

Key Provision of Fair Housing Act Upheld by Supreme Court

Key Provision of Fair Housing Act Upheld by Supreme Court By NARC Intern: Nico Stauffer-Mason On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision regarding housing discrimination and the administration of affordable housing programs. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, the Court affirmed that the Fair Housing…

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