Kreisman Initiative for Housing Law and Policy

Advancing Scholarship on Cities and Housing

The Kreisman Initiative for Housing Law and Policy brings together multiple fields of inquiry – including policy, social services, business, law,  social and data sciences – to advance housing scholarship and generate new ideas about cities and housing. The Kreisman Initiative is housed in the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.


Watch video from our annual symposium on climate change and housing affordability


A blog from fellows across University of Chicago schools, disciplines, and departments devoted to all things housing


A unique opportunity for graduate students from across University of Chicago interested in housing

“The Kreisman Fellowship at the Mansueto Institute deepened my expertise in a wide range of housing and community development issues and provided me with valuable professional development experiences. The opportunity to build relationships with students interested in housing and urban issues from across graduate programs was one of the highlights of my time at the University of Chicago.”

Ross Tilchin

Associate Director of Economic Mobility, Results for America, Former Kreisman Fellow