Property and Identity: Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Housing Crisis

23 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2012  

Nestor M. Davidson

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: September 17, 2012

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Davidson, Nestor M., Property and Identity: Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Housing Crisis (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147941

Nestor M. Davidson (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10023
United States

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