In this seminar students will examine an array of important issues in the practice and experience of housing law. In one sense it offers an advance property perspective. Everyone has a “housing issue” – landlords and tenants, prospective homebuyers and home sellers, neighbors bothered by nuisance conduct or the condition of others’ property; local, state and national governments interested in combatting housing discrimination, and promoting an adequate stock of affordable housing; homeowner associations and their members; millions of American households struggling to find housing that does not eat up 50% or more of their income; homeless people confronted by laws criminalizing homelessness; immigrant families confronting anti-immigrant ordinances; people who are poor, elderly, or disabled confronted with exclusionary zoning or decisions by common-interest communities or neighbors opposing group homes; mortgage lenders interested to protect the value of their collateral; developers of residential property; communities – urban and rural – confounded by the aftermath of mortgage foreclosure and property abandonment.
Students enrolled in this course may also want to consider the spring 2018 Contract Drafting Workshop.
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Last offered Fall 2017.