Legal Developments in Housing

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2 or 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will provide an introduction to legal developments in housing and community development. Selected contemporary policies, programs and issues at the federal, state and local levels will be examined. These topics include: landlord-tenant relations, homelessness, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, public housing, displacement (public and private), regulation of condominium conversions, municipal exaction of housing from commercial developers, housing courts and code enforcement, discrimination, and exclusionary zoning. The role of lawyers and courts in formulating and implementing housing policy will be analyzed. This course is cross-listed as UST 554 by the College of Urban Affairs.

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