Cities vs. Mortgage Discrimination

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Add to Calendar 2018-05-09 12:15:00 2018-05-09 01:15:00 Cities vs. Mortgage Discrimination

In Bank of America v. City of Miami (2017), the Supreme Court held that cities blighted by
rashes of foreclosures produced by discriminatory lending had standing to sue lenders
based on falling property tax revenues and rising service burdens. But the Court held that
the city could only prevail if it met a tougher proximate cause standard than the one the
court below had applied. Panelists will include Supreme Court litigator Deepak Gupta, who
wrote an amicus brief in the case on behalf of associations of state and local governments
and officials, and Professor Lee Fennell (University of Chicago Law School). The panel will
address how the causation issues presented by the case interact with the goals of the Fair
Housing Act, and what the decision means for the future of cities’ efforts to combat mortgage
discrimination.

Lunch will be provided.

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Room I
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie

Effect of Mass Incarceration on Public Housing Event cancelled

1/22
Add to Calendar 2018-01-22 12:15:00 2018-02-19 09:43:34 Effect of Mass Incarceration on Public Housing

The Black Law Students Association Presents:

Effects of Mass Incarceration on Public Housing

Featuring Professor Lahny Rose Silva

Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, January 22, 2018

12:15 in Room D

Buano Pasta will be served. 

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Room D

The Effects of the 1930s HOLC "Redlining" Maps: A Conversation with Daniel Hartley of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Add to Calendar 2018-02-28 12:15:00 2018-02-28 13:15:00 The Effects of the 1930s HOLC "Redlining" Maps: A Conversation with Daniel Hartley of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

In the wake of the Great Depression, the Federal government created new institutions, including the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC), to stabilize housing markets. As part of that effort, the HOLC created residential security maps for over 200 cities to grade the riskiness of lending to neighborhoods. Hartley and his co-authors trace the effects of these maps over the course of the 20th and into the early 21st century, focusing on the difference in outcomes (segregation, home ownership, house values, and credit scores) between residents living on a lower-graded side versus a higher-graded side of an HOLC boundary. 

Panelist:  Daniel Hartley, Chicago Federal Reserve

Lunch will be provided.

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Room III
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Panel

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Add to Calendar 2018-02-14 12:15:00 2018-02-14 13:15:00 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Panel

Segregation, Opportunity and Affordable Housing.  Deciding where affordable housing gets built - or doesn't get built - has implications for segregation, concentrated poverty, and economic opportunity. This panel discussion will focus on the siting of affordable housing through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the dominant affordable housing program in the U.S. and the subject of the Supreme Court’s Inclusive Communities decision in 2015 recognizing a disparate impact claim under the Fair Housing Act. 

Panelists:

Katherine O'Regan, New York University Wagner School of Public Service

Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law

Jeff Leslie, University of Chicago Law

 

Lunch will be provided.

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Room III
Participating faculty: Daniel Hemel Jeff Leslie Lee Fennell

Cities vs. Mortgage Discrimination (Cancelled) Event cancelled

1/23

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Room III
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie

Book cover
Housing

Open-Access Book "Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy" Grew From Kreisman Initiative Conference

Interdisciplinary approach and accessible prose shows how housing law and policy impacts household wealth, financial markets, urban landscapes, and local communities

Book Event - Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy

10/23


Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie Lior Jacob Strahilevitz