Course Subject
URPL-GP
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Course Number
4638
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Course Credit
1.5
points

Housing and Community Development Policy

Course Description

This course explores a range of issues relating to U.S. housing and community development policy, including the role housing plays in building and strengthening neighborhoods and communities.  Topics to be covered are the structure of housing and related financial markets; the economic and social bases for government to intervene in these markets; and the relative merits and demerits of the different tools available to intervene in these markets including:  subsidization, both directly and through the tax system; regulation of financial institutions, e.g. the Community Reinvestment Act; FHA/Ginnie Mae and the government sponsored enterprises of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; zoning; and regulation of lands and rents.

Prerequisites

CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660

Semester
Spring
Areas of Impact