Advance Planning Policy
Take Action Now
Action Items: National community development week
Show and tell your representatives why federal community development programs are strengthening communities through these daily actions.
Share APA's Official Statement
Tell your representatives why eliminating or severely cutting key planning programs must not happen.
How Congress and the Administration Can Advance Inclusive, Smart Planning Policy
Introducing our Legislative Priorities and Infrastructure Principles
APA's Board of Directors recently adopted a new slate of legislative priorities, and with them a set of nine guiding infrastructure principles, to shape legislative action on key planning issues in 2017.
APA Statement on FY 2018 Federal Budget Proposal
On March 16, President Trump proposed eliminating and severely cutting funding for key community development, transportation, and economic development programs. APA calls on Congress to reject these cuts and support essential investments in the future of our communities.
Planners' Advocacy Network
The best way to shape federal planning policy outcomes through APA.
Free for all APA members, Network members enjoy:
- Exclusive tips, tools, and training
- Analysis on federal late breaking news
- Special rates for our annual Policy and Advocacy Conference
Join the Network by visiting the Advocacy & Interests section of My APA and checking the box "Yes, Include me in the Planners' Advocacy Network."
All the tools you need to make your voice heard on key planning issues.
- Advocacy resources
- Best practices
- Members-only webinars
- Success stories
- Amicus Curiae resources
Legislative Action Center
Use this resource to connect directly with elected officials and take action on pending legislation that impacts planning.
Actions to take now:
- Tell elected officials why severe cuts to key planning programs must not happen
- Inform elected officials about top planning priorities
- Protect Fair Housing
Tip: Get started by watching our quick "how to" video.