Understanding Affordable Housing Policy

McCourt School of Public Policy

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McCourt School of Public Policy

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Who should attend

  • People who want to understand the current crisis of housing affordability in the United States and the challenges for neighborhoods, communities and cities; and
  • People who want to gain knowledge about the policy toolkit available to expand the supply of affordable housing.

About the course

This course offers students an introduction to affordable housing policy in the United States. After briefly tracing the history of public housing in the United States, the course will familiarize students with the key policy tools available to build, maintain, and preserve affordable housing. Many of these policies also endeavor to de-concentrate poverty, create mixed-income communities and ensure economic opportunities for low-income households. Students will draw on current social science research to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs and identify challenges to current policy. Students will gain working knowledge about core housing programs and innovative policy interventions designed to ease the crisis of housing affordability.

Course Goals

By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Understand the causes of the current housing affordability crisis in the United States;
  • Identify key programs to build, preserve, and maintain affordable housing.
  • Consider the ways that multiple scales of government (e.g., local and federal) work together to implement housing policy;
  • Evaluate contemporary social science research used to improve social policy; and
  • Develop an independent vision to improve the provision of housing assistance to low-income families.

Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) Alignment

The content of this course covers competencies addressed by the following ECQs: Leading People; Leading Change; Results Driven; Building Coalitions and Business Acumen.

Experts

Brian McCabe

Brian J. McCabe is Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He holds secondary appointments an adjunct instructor in the Regional and Urban Planning program at the School of Continuing Studies; a core faculty member in the program on Justice and Peace Studies; an affiliated facu...

Understanding Affordable Housing Policy at McCourt School of Public Policy

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