Special Topics Course 11.S965 - MIT Center for Real Estate

Special Topics Course 11.S965

11.S965 Housing Finance and Equity

Time: H3 Thursdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Faculty: Ed Golding (MIT Sloan)

Room: 5-232

Grade: P/D/F

Units: 3

Course Description:

Persistent disparities in access to home ownership and rental opportunities raise the question of what new policies and practices in housing finance can advance social equity goals. Truly advancing equity in housing finance requires rethinking our current, complex housing finance system and raising foundational questions about how risk is understood, managed, and priced; how the housing finance system is structured and regulated; and how challenges related to climate change and resilience can be recognized and addressed. The class will begin with an overview of our current housing finance system and then include readings and lectures by invited speakers who are practitioners and experts in civil rights, lending, and government regulation.

Special Topics Course 11.S965