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The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development
  • Tim Iglesias

The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development covers the most important areas of law applicable to affordable housing development and provides a comprehensive overview of affordable housing laws. Part I begins with a brief history of affordable housing in the U.S. It then covers the regulatory framework of developing affordable housing. It includes chapters on planning requirements and zoning issues, a wide variety of constitutional and statutory provisions promoting affordable housing, and building and housing codes affecting affordable housing.

Part II addresses the provision of affordable housing finance, including local, state, and federal regulation of private, local, state, and federal sources of finance; local government powers; and mixed-finance housing development. Part II surveys critical legal obligations that affect affordable housing after it has been built, including regulatory compliance and enforcement at the state and federal level as well as preservation of subsidized housing issues. It also includes a chapter on federal relocation and replacement law that concerns housing acquired for the purpose of making it affordable. This Part concludes with 16 essays about the future of affordable housing in the U.S.

The book concludes with a valuable appendix, the Affordable Housing Law Resource List, which offers a list of web sites and other citations to (a) general reference works and technical materials regarding affordable housing development and (b) compilations and evaluations of affordable housing strategies.

The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development is a practical resource for attorneys representing local governments (municipalities, counties, housing authorities, and redevelopment agencies), housing developers (both for-profit and nonprofit), investors, financial institutions, and populations eligible for housing.

  • housing,
  • housing policy,
  • housing law,
  • state housing law,
  • federal housing law,
  • state and local regulation,
  • local government,
  • affordable housing,
  • land use,
  • housing development,
  • single family,
  • multi-family,
  • manufactured housing,
  • farmworker housing,
  • single room occupancy hotels (SROs),
  • condominium conversion,
  • emergency shelters,
  • transitional housing,
  • domestic violence shelters,
  • NIMBY,
  • discrimination,
  • racial discrimination,
  • economic discrimination,
  • fair housing,
  • federal housing act amendments,
  • legal strategies,
  • managing local opposition,
  • development,
  • land use,
  • low income,
  • community development,
  • growth,
  • planning,
  • zoning,
  • race,
  • class,
  • housing finance,
  • financing,
  • exclusionary zoning,
  • inclusionary zoning,
  • building code,
  • housing trust fund,
  • HUD,
  • federal housing program,
  • LIHTC,
  • low income housing tax credit,
  • Section 202,
  • Section 811,
  • public housing,
  • HOPE VI,
  • mixed income housing,
  • preservation,
  • relocation,
  • fair share,
  • rent control,
  • community land trust,
  • disability,
  • CRA,
  • HOME,
  • CDBG,
  • rural,
  • bond financing,
  • linkage fee,
  • fee waiver,
  • in lieu fee,
  • redevelopment
Publication Date
Tim Iglesias and Rochelle E. Lento
American Bar Association
Citation Information
Tim Iglesias. The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development. 2ndChicago(2011)
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