A number of local governments are exploring more efficient housing developments to leverage cap and trade funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. Support for local government engagement of the community in this process is available through Enterprise Community Partners. With support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in partnership with Move LA, Reconnecting America, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Enterprise has developed the online Transit-Oriented District (“TOD”) University. Per Enterprise:
This innovative curriculum is designed for use by nonprofit housing development agencies and community-based groups that are engaging residents in community revitalization and transit planning initiatives. The materials are developed for community members new to participating in planning efforts, translating complex terms and concepts into language everyone can understand.
TOD University curriculum offers eight modules:
- TOD 101
- Affordable Housing 101
- Housing 201: Preservation
- Housing 202: Building New Affordable Homes
- Consolidated Plan 101
- Jobs and Economic Development 101
- Planning Basics 101
- Complete Streets 101
The TOD University curriculum, and a Users Guide, are available here and at the links above.
For more resources related to cap and trade funding, click here.