University of Chicago Law School Dean Addresses Homeownership Policy
At Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing 30th Anniversary Reception
“Have We Oversold Homeownership?”
Michael H. Schill, Dean of the University of Chicago Law School, will address this topic as the keynote speaker at the 30th Anniversary Reception and Awards Ceremony of the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) next Thursday, October 7th. The event is being hosted by Sidley Austin at One South Dearborn from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Many commentators have claimed that the recent collapse of the housing market and the economic problems that have ensued from this collapse were caused in part by federal housing policy that promoted homeownership for low and moderate income families. In this talk, Dean Schill will briefly examine some of the costs and benefits of homeownership and assess to what extent federal law and policy in this area should be changed.
Dean Schill came to the University of Chicago ten months ago with a stellar background in school administration and a scholarly interest in property law and affordable housing that has resulted in publication of three books and dozens of articles, including a widely-used property law textbook. LCBH is honored that Dean Schill will present his thoughts and ideas on housing policy and homeownership at its 30th Anniversary event.
LCBH believes that all persons have a right to safe, decent, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis. The agency promotes the availability of and access to such housing and support low and moderate-income households in Chicago through legal representation, individual and public advocacy, supportive social services and education.
Celebrating 30 years of serving Chicago tenants, LCBH will present awards to First District Presiding Judge E. Kenneth Wright and Alderman Helen Shiller, to the tenant organizers of the Metropolitan Tenants Organizations, as well as to attorneys who have volunteered in the agency’s legal programs.
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