SCI Resource Library

The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) resource library includes tools, reports, fact sheets, and case studies developed by SCI grantees, HUD, and its Capacity Building partners.

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Resource Types: Grantee Planning Documents, Case Studies, Toolkits, Fact Sheets, Innovations at a Glance, Videos, Reports

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Climate and Resilience

Topics: Climate Resilience, Green Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Sustainable Food Systems

Economic Development

Topics: CEDS, Economic Development, Sector Development, Small Business, Workforce Development and Training, Capacity Building

Equity and Engagement

Topics: Education/Schools, Governance Structures, Philanthropy, Private Sector Engagement, Public Engagement Strategies, Scenario/Alternatives Analysis, Equity Analysis and Outreach, Arts and Culture

Housing and Transportation Choice

Topics: Affordable Housing Creation, Affordable Housing Preservation, Green and Sustainable Housing, Transportation Choice


Topics: Topics: Finance Mechanisms, Implementation Funding, Implementation Strategies, Ongoing Partnerships, Policy Change, Subgrants

Land Use, Development, and Investment

Topics: Land Acquisition, Land Recycling/Brownfields/Infill, Mixed-Use Development, Predevelopment, Transit-Oriented Development, Zoning, Equitable Development, Farmland Protection, Green Infrastructure

Performance Measures and Outcomes

Topics: Broadband and Access, Climate Resilience, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Equitable Development, Farmland Protection, Federal and State Alignment, Income Diversity, Job Creation, Public Health, Performance Metrics, Sustainable Food Systems, Transportation Choice