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The Housing of America's Families: Control, Exclusion, and Privilege


Frank S. Alexander


Emory Law

November 29, 2005

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2005

Abstract:     
Housing restrictions, in the form of restrictive covenants, housing and building codes, and zoning regulations, have subtly helped to define our conception of what constitutes a family. Local ordinances have controlled and curtailed the type of dwellings that qualify as family homes, substituting relationship requirements for requirements of purpose or function. This article argues that moral judgments are the driving force behind some housing restrictions, and that such restrictions actually undermine the notion of family in our neighborhoods.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: housing, affordable, real estate, real, estate, family, covenant, zoning

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Date posted: November 29, 2011  

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Alexander, Frank S., The Housing of America's Families: Control, Exclusion, and Privilege (November 29, 2005). Emory Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965542

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Emory Law ( email )
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
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