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Around The Block, Cosmic Smart Growth Ed.

Living in Green Bank of America, an NHC Housing Leadership Support Sponsor, has announced an “Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program,” in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Late Friday Cheers, cont. LoanSafe reports on the Federal Housing Administration giving Neighborhood Stabilization Program purchasers a “First Look” at its foreclosed properties in hard-hit neighborhoods. Megan Cottrell says more foreclosures might be the answer to the housing market’s recent woes.

Walking the Walk The parade of transportation and livability news continues: picks up on the Center for Housing Policy and Urban Land Institute report on the hidden cost of transportation for working families. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $293 million for transit and livability. The City Fix talks some more about the “brilliant” NYC bus comeback. The upcoming governor’s election may twist the fate of high speed rail in CA. And Kaid Benfield highlights the “real transportation choices” offered by the sign above from Albuquerque, NM.

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