Housing Law (LAW-985-001)
Assessment: Paper,Class Participation
This 2 credit class focuses on housing law and policy. We will cover many but not all the topics that could be covered in such a class. Our focus is largely on federal housing policies and on market forces. Topics covered include: the housing crisis, housing finance, the role of housing in the national economy, tax benefits of homeownership, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, public housing, suburbanization, gentrification, the Fair Housing Act, homelessness, evictions, tenant rights, inclusionary zoning, and housing vouchers. Select guest speakers will highlight important matters in the practice of housing law.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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ALEX F. SCHWARTZ, HOUSING POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES (3rd ed. 2014). RICHARD ROTHSTEIN, THE COLOR OF LAW: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT SEGREGATED AMERICA (2017). MATTHEW DESMOND, EVICTED (2016).
First Class Readings
ALEX F. SCHWARTZ, HOUSING POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES Ch. 1 & Ch. 2.
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