This book emphasizes domestic housing law through a real property lens. It is unique in its approach to housing law from an advanced property perspective. Everyone has a "housing issue" whether it be developers of mixed commercial and residential projects; local, state, and national governments interested in tackling housing discrimination and making available an adequate stock of affordable housing; homeowner associations and their members concerned about maintaining their assessment base; landlords and tenants; neighbors addressing issues of nuisance behavior; buyers and sellers of private homes; the homeless confronted with laws criminalizing homelessness; the elderly, handicapped, and poor confronted with exclusionary zoning; and mortgage lenders interested in protecting their collateral and the priority of their mortgage liens, just as examples. As such, this book endeavors to approach the complex and rich topic of housing law through an exchange of ideas that, at different moments, addresses all of these perspectives, and more.
Carol N. Brown, Experiencing Housing Law (2016).