LAWS 4310 Housing Law (Fall: 2 )
A study of the economics, politics and legalities associated with housing ownership and rental housing, including the real estate industry, i.e., the landlords, builders, financiers and developers. We will look at the rights of all parties. We will look at a new issue, including government and private sector strategies to address coastal housing dangers resulting from climate change causing sea levels to rise. Also covers apartment conditions,access to affordable housing with a discussion of state and federal programs to improve housing and providing affordable units. We will also look at the goals of urban development, focusing on homelessness, poverty and income issues and strategies that have worked to maintain affordable housing. A major solution is public housing, but we will also examine other state and federal programs designed to complement and replace public housing.
Last Updated: 16-Apr-14