This report responds to the Joint Explanatory Statement issued by the House-Senate Conference Committee with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. Congress directed FTA and HUD to continue expanding their work in the area of mixed-income and affordable housing and transit as follows:
The conferees direct FTA and HUD [to] develop a best practices manual which will serve to assist communities as they seek to establish mixed-income transit-oriented development. FTA and HUD should also jointly report back to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within six months of enactment, on new ways FTA and HUD can better coordinate transportation and housing programs to promote affordable housing near transit.
This report outlines strategies developed by FTA and HUD for the planning and implementation of this task over three years (FY 2008 – FY 2010). The report was transmitted to Congress in August 2008.