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From A Muddle To A Mudslide: Murr V. Wisconsin, Nicole Stelle Garnett Jan 2017

From A Muddle To A Mudslide: Murr V. Wisconsin, Nicole Stelle Garnett

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This article analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court's most-recent regulatory takings decision, Murr v. Wisconsin, concluding that the decision further muddies the takings waters and threatens to undermine the already-limited protection of private property provided by the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause.


Affirmatively Furthering Neighborhood Choice: Vacant Property Strategies And Fair Housing, James J. Kelly Jr. Jan 2016

Affirmatively Furthering Neighborhood Choice: Vacant Property Strategies And Fair Housing, James J. Kelly Jr.

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When many of us think about fair housing enforcement, scenes involving undercover apartment applicants ferreting out racially biased landlords come to mind. Indeed, fair housing "testers" have been and continue to be an important element of civil rights accountability.' However, implementation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 has had at least as much to do with increasing the supply of decent, affordable housing options to members of protected groups as with assuring those individuals that they will not be denied a particular housing unit because of the color of their skin or a disability.

This macro aspect of fair ...


The Future Of Foreclosure Law In The Wake Of The Great Housing Crisis Of 2007-2014, Judy Fox Mar 2015

The Future Of Foreclosure Law In The Wake Of The Great Housing Crisis Of 2007-2014, Judy Fox

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As 2014 came to an end so, perhaps, did the worst foreclosure crisis in U.S. history. On January 15, 2015, RealityTrac, one of the nation’s leading reporters of housing data, declared the foreclosure crisis had ended. Whether or not their declaration proves true, the aftermath of the crisis will be felt for years to come. During the crisis it is estimated more than five million families lost their homes to foreclosure. Federal, state and local responses to the crisis changed laws and perceptions regarding foreclosure. Despite these changes, we end the crisis much the way we began -- with ...


Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections And Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies, James J. Kelly Jr. Sep 2014

Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections And Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies, James J. Kelly Jr.

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This essay, prepared for and published by the Center for Community Progress, a national, non-profit intermediary dedicated to developing effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places, examines the legal and normative implications of local governments' use of neighborhood real estate market data to strategically focus vacant property remediation tools. I and other writers, such as Frank Alexander, Alan Mallach and Joseph Schilling, have argued for the importance of understanding the economic feasibility of market-based rehabilitation of derelict, vacant houses in making decisions as to how and when to use a variety of code enforcement ...


Sharing The Wealth, James J. Kelly Jr. Jan 2013

Sharing The Wealth, James J. Kelly Jr.

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This review of the textbook, "Community Economic Development Law" (Aspen 2013), written by Susan Bennett, Brenda Bratton Blom, Louise Howells and Deborah Kenn, appeared in the Vol. 22, No.1 issue of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development Law.


Homes Affordable For Good: Covenants And Ground Leases As Long-Term Resale-Restriction Devices, James J. Kelly Jan 2009

Homes Affordable For Good: Covenants And Ground Leases As Long-Term Resale-Restriction Devices, James J. Kelly

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Covenants and ground leases have been, and continue to be, used to create shared spaces that are fundamentally, and often invidiously, exclusive. Famously made a dead letter in the case of Shelley v. Kraemer, covenants banning resale to nonwhite households put the force of law behind the segregated birth of America’s suburbs. Today, gated residential communities and shopping malls assure a degree of class exclusivity through covenants and commercial ground leases, respectively. These same legal mechanisms, however, are now deployed to assure long-term inclusion as well.

Developers of affordable housing are creating homes that are not only beneficial to ...


The International Trend Toward Requiring Good Cause For Tenant Eviction: Dangerous Portents For The United States?, Andrea B. Carroll Jan 2008

The International Trend Toward Requiring Good Cause For Tenant Eviction: Dangerous Portents For The United States?, Andrea B. Carroll

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This article is a first step in an effort to critically examine the invasion of a rather dangerous European property law trend into American law. The view of the right to safe, adequate, and affordable housing as a fundamental right held by all mankind is quickly growing, with more than nine countries now recognizing it. The problem is that the recognition of this fundamental right begs the question of how it is to be assured. The method of assurance chosen by most jurisdictions recognizing a right to housing is a scheme of good cause eviction. Under such a regime, a ...


Gendering The Gentrification Of Public Housing: Hope Vi's Disparate Impact On Lowest-Income African American Women, Danielle Pelfrey Duryea Oct 2006

Gendering The Gentrification Of Public Housing: Hope Vi's Disparate Impact On Lowest-Income African American Women, Danielle Pelfrey Duryea

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Court Recognizes Domestic Violence Survivor's Fair Housing Challenge To Eviction, Danielle Pelfrey Duryea Jan 2005

Court Recognizes Domestic Violence Survivor's Fair Housing Challenge To Eviction, Danielle Pelfrey Duryea

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The Community Reinvestment Act: Questionable Premises And Perverse Incentives, Vincent D. Rougeau, Keith N. Hylton Jan 1999

The Community Reinvestment Act: Questionable Premises And Perverse Incentives, Vincent D. Rougeau, Keith N. Hylton

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Bias In Housing: Toward A New Approach, Charles E. Rice Jan 1966

Bias In Housing: Toward A New Approach, Charles E. Rice

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