H.R. 709, Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act. On February 15, Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 709, which would authorize the HUD Secretary to establish and carry out an urban revitalization and livable communities program. This new program would provide federal grants to urban areas for the rehabilitation of critically needed recreational areas and facilities and development of improved recreation programs. The bill also provides grants to support programs that benefit at-risk youth. This is a re-introduction by Mr. Sires of similar legislation from 2009. H.R. 709 was referred to the House Committees on Financial Services and on Education and the Workforce.