TITLE

Community Development: Information Related to H.R. 3865, the American Community Renewal Act of 1998: T-RCED-98-196

PUB. DATE
May 1998
SOURCE
GAO Reports;5/19/1998, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
H.R. 3865, the American Community Renewal Act of 1998, allows for the designation of 100 areas as "renewal" communities. These communities would receive incentives to increase jobs, form and expand small businesses, and increase educational opportunities and homeownership. To be eligible for designation as a renewal community, the community must meet economic distress criteria of at least 150 percent of the national unemployment rate; at least 20 percent poverty; and, in urban areas, at least 70 percent of the community's households must have incomes of less than 80 percent of the area median household income. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities seek to revitalize economically distressed areas. This testimony discusses the targeting of community development benefits included in H.R. 3865 and shares lessons learned from the early implementation of another community development program that created Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities.
ACCESSION #
18223633

 

Related Articles

  • Commerce Secretary Backs Bush Plan to Eliminate CDBG. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;4/7/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32106, p5 

    Reports on which side government officials have taken concerning the proposal of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Defense by Commerce Secretary...

  • New legislation will promote devolution. Keohane, Nigel // Regeneration & Renewal;10/24/2008, p10 

    The article discusses the legality of the new Sustainable Communities Act 2007 in Great Britain. The new legislation would give strength to the local authorities to bid for new powers for the community development process. The Act also invites local authorities to make proposals for reform that...

  • Capacity Building: Section 4 Program Has Expanded and Evolved: GAO-03-975.  // GAO Reports;9/15/2003, p1 

    Congress recognized the importance of building the capacity of community development organizations by passing Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993. The act authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to partner with several national nonprofit organizations that...

  • City receives $300k to fix water pressure.  // Clarendon Enterprise (TX);6/15/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 26, p1 

    The article reports that the city of Clarendon, Texas has been awarded a Texas Community Development block grant to fix water pressure problems that have plagued residents in the west part of city for years. The grant will provide for supplies, administrative fees and engineering costs, with the...

  • Targeting Federal Grants: The Community Development Experience, 1950-1986. Rich, Michael J. // Publius: The Journal of Federalism;Winter91, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p29 

    This article examines the degree to which federal community and economic development pro- grams target federal assistance to the nation's neediest communities. Grant allocations to cities with populations of 50,000 or more were examined for six major federal urban-programs during 1950-1986....

  • PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF UHLAND TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Woods, Diana T. // Hays Free Press (Buda, TX);6/28/2006, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p3 

    Announces a public hearing on the submission of an application to the Office of Rural Community Affairs for a Texas Community Development Program grant in Uhland, Texas on July 5, 2006. Purpose of the meeting.

  • R (on the application of Payne) v Caerphilly County Borough Council. Lane, Vivienne // EG: Estates Gazette;4/27/2002, Issue 217, p155 

    Discusses the application of the British Environment Act of 1995 in relation to the lawsuit filed against Caerphilly County Borough Council on planning permission. Basis for the rejection of the application by the defendant council; Argument raised by the claimant; Decision on the case.

  • From the States. Lawlor, James // Planning;Aug99, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p34 

    Presents news briefs on city planning laws in the United States as of August 1999. Details on planning code amendments in Pennsylvania; Plans for a smart growth legislation in Massachusetts.

  • USDA announces $6.2 million available for RCDI Program.  // Twin Cities News (Munday, TX);7/27/2006, Vol. 24 Issue 26, p6 

    The article reports on the availability of funds. Bryan Daniel, USDA Rural Development State Director, announced that more than $6.2 million is available in the Rural Community Development Initiative Program (RCDI) grant funds. Moreover, it offers technical assistance and training funds to the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics