Housing Law

Law 255






The course will examine the following: (i) market rate and affordable homeownership, including the development process, land entitlements, subdivision creation, homeowner associations, restrictive covenants, purchase contracts, deeds, construction contracts, closing statements, and homeownership financing; (ii) market rate and affordable rental housing covering the development process and additional topics to include public housing, housing choice vouchers, low-income housing tax credits, RAD, ethics, zoning, and NIMBYism; (iii) federal civil rights laws affecting housing; and (iv) community development law topics such as new markets tax credits, historic tax credits and opportunity zones. Students will be required to write one short paper and make a presentation on the same topic chosen by the student and approved by the course instructor.

The course is related to selected issues in real property law, real estate finance, constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, civil rights, and state and local government.


S. Banks (Adjunct), S. Banks

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