Housing & Community Development

Urban decay, lack of affordable housing, the loss of population and jobs, and the mounting costs of public services threaten our cities and regions. The concentration in housing and community development examines housing and real estate finance; community organizing; federal, state, and local housing and community development policies; and innovative public/private/neighborhood partnerships.

Graduates with this background are prepared for positions in housing and community development divisions of city, regional, and state planning agencies and departments; community-based organizations focusing on low-income housing development; and community development corporations.

Planning Courses

  • Housing Policy
  • Community Development in the Upper Midwest
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Growth Management
  • Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Economic Development Policy
  • Sustainable Development: The Kerala Experience

Finance Courses

  • Real Estate Process
  • Real Estate Finance and Investments

Social Work Courses

  • Social Welfare Policy and Practice
  • Organization and Community Practice