Housing Law/Community Economic Development
Housing Law and Community Economic Development concerns policy, advocacy, and litigation regarding affordable housing, poverty, and community economic development.
Lawyers in housing law and economic development may serve clients dealing with housing issues by helping them through the litigation or negotiation process, or be involved in responsible financial service-related policy work. These fields are closely intertwined, and frequently work together in advocacy campaign coalitions. Lawyers in housing and economic development often work in non-profit organizations or with federal, state and local government agencies.
What to do if you are interested in Housing Law?
Georgetown Law Courses
Local Government Law
Race and American Law
Law and Regulation of Drugs
Federal Money and Policymaking
Georgetown Law Clinics
Affordable Housing Transactions Clinic (Harrison Institute for Public Law)
Community Justice Project
Helpful Housing Law/Community Economic Development Resources
- ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the ABA Forum on Housing and Community Development Law include resources, new housing/homelessness initiatives and links to educate lawyers about opportunities in homelessness, housing and poverty law.
- Center for Community Change connects grassroots and community-based organizations around advocacy campaigns in many areas connected with housing and economic justice.
- National Community Reinvestment Coalition was founded to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.
- NeighborWorks America explains the work of one of the preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.