Welcome to the official website for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD's) Office of Environment and Energy. The Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) manages the environmental review process for HUD.
An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies), but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other related Federal and state environmental laws.
These resources provide OEE updates, Section 106 information, and guidance on submitting OEE forms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Orientation to Environmental Reviews
Explore the components of an environmental review. The section contains information pertaining to both Part 50 and Part 58 reviews.
Related Federal Environmental Laws and Authorities
Learn about the environmental requirements covered by related federal laws and authorities and referenced in HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 50.4, 58.5, and 58.6. Each environmental topic features a compilation of resources such as trainings, guidance, and useful websites.
Environmental Review News & Announcements
Materials Posted: Environmental Reviews for COVID-19 Projects Webinar
Date Posted: January 05, 2021
New HEROS Quick Guide Available: Completing a HEROS Access Form Request
Date Posted: November 23, 2020
Materials Posted: OEE Webinars
Date Posted: October 06, 2020
HEROS Training for Multifamily and Healthcare FHA Partners
Date Posted: September 08, 2020
Now Available: Video FAQ on Emergency HOME TBRA Environmental Review and Sample CENST Environmental Review Form
Date Posted: August 19, 2020
HUD Issues Notice CPD-20-07: Guidance on Conducting Environmental Reviews Pursuant to 24 CFR 58 for Activities Undertaken in Response to the Public Health Emergency as a Result of COVID-19
Date Posted: August 11, 2020