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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

November 8, 2016

Domestic Violence and Housing Discrimination

By David Reiss

REFinBlog has been nominated for the second year in a row for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition in the Education Category.  Please vote here if you like what you read. DomesticShelters.org quoted me in Abuse Survivors Not Welcome. It opens, There … Continue reading

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September 29, 2016

Banned from Their Land

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Family Told They Can’t Live on Their Own Land (and You Won’t Believe Why). It opens, One of the best perks of owning property—in fact, the main perk—is that you get to live on it. Or so … Continue reading

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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

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July 5, 2016

Dems Favor Land Use Reform

By David Reiss

The Democratic Party has released its draft 2016 Policy Platform. Its housing platform follows in its entirety. I find the highlighted clause particularly intriguing and discuss it below. Where Donald Trump rooted for the housing crisis, Democrats will continue to fight … Continue reading

June 24, 2016

Urban Income Inequality

By David Reiss

The union-affiliated Economic Policy Institute has released a report, Income Inequality in the U.S. by State, Metropolitan Area, and County. The report finds that The rise in inequality in the United States, which began in the late 1970s, continues in the … Continue reading

June 3, 2016

Trump, Sanders and Housing Policy

By David Reiss

              I had earlier blogged about Hillary Clinton’s housing policy positions. Today, I turn to those of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Amazingly (or, perhaps, completely unsurprisingly), their housing policies present microcosms of their … 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

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