This course explores the historic, economic and social context of current housing and community development policy in the U.S., including how housing and community conditions are intertwined. The course will provide an overview of housing and community development policy, with an emphasis on major federal policies and how they play out on the ground. A key goal of the course is for students to develop content knowledge of the field as well as insights for assessing the relative merits of various policies and interventions- what problem are we trying to solve? How might this approach address that problem, or not? What other related outcomes should we worry about? The role of race and space is a backdrop, as are current issues of increasing inequality.
CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660