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Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development

Provides a critical introduction to the shape and determinants of political, social, and economic inequality in urban America. Analyzes the historical, political, and institutional contexts of housing and community development policy in the U.S., including federalism and the structure of public financing and local governments. Reviews major themes in U.S. housing policy, such as housing finance, public housing policy, state and local housing affordability mechanisms. Reviews major themes in community economic development, including drivers of economic inequality, small business policy, employment policy, and cooperative economics. Explores the role of the city in visions of justice.