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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

September 7, 2016

Alternative Living Arrangements

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Can You Live in a Storage Unit or Van? How Legal These ‘Homes’ Really Are. It opens, Yes, we know: Finding affordable housing can be tough. Tougher than tough. And that has led people to push the boundaries … Continue reading

April 14, 2016

Co-signing: Smart or Stupid?

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Co-signing a Mortgage: Smart or Stupid? It opens, There’s no doubt about it: Buying a home these days is hard. Even if you’re lucky enough to be a homeowner yourself, that doesn’t mean your kids or assorted … Continue reading

April 6, 2016

Brooklyn: Sky’s the Limit

By David Reiss

Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship is hosting a Networking Reception with Panel Discussion to Follow on April 12th from 6 to 8:30 pm. The panel discussion is entitled, Brooklyn: Sky’s the Limit: The Borough of brownstones and warehouses continues to … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released “Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Report,” showing the Treasury’s participation for TARP housing programs. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report on SNAP Benefits, or what used to be known as … Continue reading

January 20, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Towards a New Eviction Jurisprudence, Gerald S. Dickinson, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015. Managing Retirement Risks with Reverse Mortgage Loans and Long-Term Care Insurance, Adam Wenqiang Shao, Hua Chen & Michael Sherris, 7th Australasian … Continue reading

January 15, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2016 Scorecard outlining conservatorship priorities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions. The Joint Center for Housing Studies released its Rental Housing Report and created an interactive map series that … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Civil Forfeiture and the Constitution, Caleb Nelson, Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2. Cohabitants, Choice, and the Public Interest, Robert Leckey, Philosophical Foundations of Children’s and Family Law (OUP), Elizabeth Brake and … Continue reading