UURB
4514

Housing Policy

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Housing Policy
Spring 2024
Taught By: Alex Schwartz
Section: A

CRN: 13479

Credits: 3

Housing policy, like welfare, health, education, and other social policy arenas, is undergoing fundamental reexamination and debate. Not only are objectives and implementation at issue, the very need for housing policy is itself in question. This course provides the background necessary to be an informed participant in this debate and to develop conceptual tools necessary to formulate and implement housing policy. The course introduces key concepts and institutions, emphasizing economic, institutional, and political forces that influence the production, distribution, maintenance, and location of housing. The first part covers the context for U.S. housing policy, including housing market dynamics, housing finance, taxation, and racial discrimination. The second part traces the evolution of federal, state, and local housing programs, with emphasis given to low-income rental housing. The course includes a combination of lectures, class discussion, and videos and concludes with a field trip to a community development corporation.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:44am EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024