Three Principles for Federal Housing Policy

Volume 26 No. 2


David J. Reiss is a professor of law at the Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York.

Trying to derive a principled understanding of federal housing policy is no easy task, but to ensure that government funding is being used efficiently, it is necessary to identify legitimate first principles of housing policy, then to evaluate housing programs to see whether they are designed to achieve goals consistent with some or all of those principles.

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