About the Plan for Opportunity
Plan for Opportunity is a collaborative planning project intended to guide the economic growth and development of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and to improve housing, employment and transportation opportunities throughout the region.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast was one of 45 metropolitan regions nationwide to receive grant funding from the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities to develop a regional sustainability plan. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an agreement between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take a more holistic approach to better respond to the regional needs.
Guided by six Livability Principles, the Partner agencies are coordinating investments, restructuring funding programs, and aligning policies to support local efforts to provide more housing choices, make transportation systems more efficient and reliable, reinforce existing investments, and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract businesses.