Property and Identity: Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Housing Crisis
Nestor M. Davidson
Fordham University School of Law
September 17, 2012
Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 47, No. 119, 2012
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2147941
The critical role that property plays in shaping identity influenced the housing bubble, as people competed for status, and has exacerbated the housing crisis, as people have felt a deep psychological sting from the fallout. This essay examines these dynamics and argues that the link between property and identity provides a lens through which to rebalance housing law and policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 18, 2012
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