11.S967
Mixed-Income Housing Development

Prerequisites: 
11.S966 “Affordable and Mixed-Income Finance and Policy,” or permission of instructor.
Preference Given to: 
This course is designed primarily for graduate students enrolled in Course 4 or 11 pursuing an MArch, MCP, MSRED or related joint degree, though others with a strong interest are welcome.

This half-semester course is intended for students interested in housing development who wish to understand the fundamental issues and requirements of mixed-income housing and the process one undertakes to plan and develop such housing. It will provide participants with an overview of the process for how one plans, designs, finances, and synthesizes an affordable or mixed-income housing development. Course information will be presented virtually through lectures, guest presentations, readings, and reviews of other support material, paralleled by weekly workshop/studio time. Over the course of the half-semester, students will work to produce a single development proposal for an affordable or mixed-income housing project. Topics to be addressed in the course include:

• the real estate development process;

• the physical products/forms of housing;

• community planning and the entitlement process;

• programming and design; and

• sustainability and greening affordable housing.

This course is designed primarily for graduate students enrolled in Course 4 or 11 pursuing an MArch, MCP, MSRED or related joint degree, though others with a strong interest are welcome. To enroll, students must have successfully completed the pre-requisite course 11.S966 “Affordable and Mixed-Income Finance and Policy,” or have the approval of the instructor.