Urban Policies in Fair Housing

This service-learning class focuses on a significant and far reaching federal policy, The Fair Housing Act, as a springboard to explore many facets of urban life and policy including, but not limited to, housing, education, health, immigration, zoning, transportation, food security, voting and predatory lending. With this foundation, the second half of the semester focuses on a project with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (MFHC) in Holyoke. MFHC will use our work to inform their fair housing program.

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ENVIRDES 577: Urban Policies; REGIONPL 577: Urban Policies

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Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 13, 2014


Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (MFHC)
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Program Director: 

Ellen Pader

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Ellen Pader

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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

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