Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course considers the dynamics of housing markets and neighborhoods in American metropolitan areas and the public policies designed to regulate them. In the first part of the course we examine the demographic and economic forces at work in metropolitan neighborhoods, focusing on trends in inequality and segregation and how they have been influenced by macroeconomic trends and public policies. In the second part of the course, we examine federal and local housing policies related to subsidized housing, homeownership, and land regulation and we analyze the empirical and normative debates surrounding their effectiveness. Students will also gain experience locating and analyzing data about neighborhoods and housing policies.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: CRP 3430, CRP 6430, PUBPOL 3250, PUBPOL 5250, SOC 3250.

  • Students will be able to describe the origins, evolution, and contemporary challenges of low-income housing policy in the US.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze descriptive data related to neighborhoods and housing.
  • Students will be able to apply course concepts to the study of neighborhoods and housing in their local surroundings.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PUBPOL 3250SOC 3250

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18803 PUBPOL 5250   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate/professional students, undergraduates should enroll in PAM 3250. Students will be pulled from the wait list in the following order: 1. PAM/SOC majors, 2. Seniors in other majors, 3. All other students.