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Habitat for Brownfields Inspired by the redevelopment model created by the pilot partners in the Twin Cities, EPA headquarters has forged a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman signed a memorandum of understanding with Habitat International to bring property-assessment capability to Habitat affiliates in San Francisco, Boston, Denver and Charlotte, N.C. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has outlined an ambitious plans to expand its services by expanding its ability to use contaminated lands. In the past, if environmental issues were encountered at a large potential site, Twin Cities Habitat did not have the capacity to clear them up so that it could proceed with acquisition and redevelopment. To overcome the problem, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Environmental Initiative have added environmental-assessment capacity to Twin Cities Habitat’s property-acquisition process using a $100,000 grant from the EPA.Log In to Read Full Article

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