This course expands upon an introductory understanding of housing and community development policy by focusing on how key policy drivers, the current political moment, and core stakeholders are likely to create and/or limit opportunities moving forward. The course will examine the ways that policy does and does not change, primarily by focusing on selected high-profile issues such as gentrification, efforts to address racial inequality, and the shifting relationship between the public and private sectors. It will also use the leading policy proposals from 2020 Presidential candidates to better understand the dynamics at play. A key goal for the course is to further students’ policy development understanding and skills through examination of the key political factors that influence the development of housing and community development policy and the leverage points and forms of intervention that public and private sector actors use.
CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660, URPL-GP 4636 recommended