Why are we in an affordable housing crisis? What can city planners do to help households at various income levels obtain safe, affordable housing? How can city planners take housing markets into account when planning for transportation, sustainability, and equity to avoid unanticipated consequences? In this class, we will learn the fundamental concepts of housing markets and housing policy. These include: understanding the importance of neighborhood context, how land markets respond to policy intervention, the legacy of segregation in the United States, and the role of national, state, local and nonprofits in ameliorating these issues.