Schwartz, Alex


Alex Schwartz
PhD, Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University
Associate Professor of Urban Policy; Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; The New School for Public Engagement

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Areas of Expertise:
Housing and community development, affordable housing programs, community reinvestment, community development corporations
Alex Schwartz is an associate professor at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and chairman of the school’s Department of Urban Policy Analysis and Management. He is also a senior research associate at the Community Development Research Center (CDRC). Mr. Schwartz’s principal area of research is housing and community development, including affordable housing programs, community reinvestment, and community development corporations. His most recent book is Housing Policy in the United States (2006); he has also written numerous articles for such journals as Cityscape, Economic Development Quarterly, Housing Policy Debate, and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Seminar
  • Housing Finance
  • Housing Policy
  • Laboratory in Urban Policy Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Seminar on New York City Politics and Policy
  • U.S. Urban Policy
Recent Publications:

“Reversing the Tide: Can States and Local Governments House the Poor in an Era of Declining Federal Housing Subsidies?” special issue on housing, Journal of the American Planning Association (Winter 2008) (with Elizabeth Mueller)

“Year 15 and Preservation of Tax-Credit Housing for Low-Income Households: An Assessment of Risk,” Housing Studies (2008) (with Edwin Melendez)

“After Year 15: Challenges to the Preservation of Housing Financed with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits,” Housing Policy Debate (forthcoming 2008) (with Edwin Melendez)

Housing Policy in the United States: An Introduction (2006)

“Mixed Income Housing,” in Fritz Wagner, Tim Joder, Tony Mumphrey, Krishna Akundi, and Alan Artibise, eds., Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core (2005 ) (with Kian Tajbakhsh)

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