A partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), created the Regional Planning Grant program in 2009. This grant program was instituted to support metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments. The Partnership created six Livability Principles to implement their goals.
  • Provide more transportation choices.
  • Promote equitable, affordable housing.
  • Enhance economic competitiveness.
  • Support existing communities.
  • Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment.
  • Value communities and neighborhoods

A Consortium was formed by the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, institutions of higher learning, non-profits, and other entities.  This Consortium will support the regional planning efforts of the Partnership that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation and infrastructure investments which will foster the development of communities considering the interdependent challenges of:
  • Economic competitiveness and revitalization.
  • Social equity, inclusion and access to opportunity.
  • Energy use and climate change.
  • Public health and environmental impact.

This will be accomplished through the development of the CLEAR Plan 2030.


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