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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 750 - Affordable Housing & Econ Dev
The financial crisis of 2008 highlighted the importance of the housing sector to the national economy.  Policymakers are making important decisions about the future of housing finance and policy that will shape the availability and affordability of housing for the next generation.  This course will review – with the contributions of guest speakers and assigned readings - the history and politics of housing policy and finance in the United States, how the housing public policy process works, the role key stakeholders (e.g., public, private and nonprofit organizations) play in driving housing policy and the major challenges currently facing today’s housing sector.  We will examine the options policymakers are considering to reform the housing finance system, including the need for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to implement major new financial regulatory reform, and to address other areas of housing policy, such as rental housing, low-income housing and the homeless.  The objective of this course will be to communicate – both through written and oral analysis – an understanding of the key issues and choices policymakers continue to face to assure access to safe, decent, affordable housing. 

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Policy Management
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Public Policy

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