2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Housing Policy

Spring 2013 quarter

Stephen Buxbaum political economy, community development and planning

This course explores the historical evolution of federal, state and local housing policy. Drawing from
this rich history, which is deeply intertwined with the evolution of the American welfare state, students
will learn about how analytical and political frameworks are used to create, evaluate and shape
programs, projects and services. We will examine the continuum of subsidies and programs that are
provided to everyone from high income earners and investors to people who are chronically homeless.
We will examine how specific programs, such as Washington State’s Housing Trust Fund, were
established and how they have served to create affordable housing. We will compare and contrast how
different housing policies are used to provide shelter, stimulate the economy, protect the environment
and support sustainable growth. The course is intended for MPA students. If space is available, upper
division undergraduates may participate upon approval of the instructor.

Advertised Schedule
May 3-5 & 24-26,  5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Offered During
Evening and Weekend