Housing and Community Development Policy
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.
CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660