Housing Law

Housing Law

Kennedy & Graven provides a wide spectrum of legal skills in both the financing and management areas of housing law.


Kennedy & Graven helps housing and redevelopment authorities, cities, and other entities throughout the state to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate senior and low to moderate income housing. As bond or special finance counsel, the firm has participated in a variety of financing:

  • Essential function bonds to finance publicly owned housing development projects
  • Multifamily housing revenue bonds
  • Qualified 501 (c) (3) bonds for senior housing and assisted living facilities
  • Housing improvement areas
  • Housing tax increment financing programs


The firm has extensive experience in representing and advising various housing and redevelopment authorities, economic development authorities, and cities throughout the state, as well as private owners and property managers, in connection with:

  • Public housing
  • Section 8 housing
  • Private housing
  • Housing cooperatives

The firm also provides clients with practical, knowledgeable representation regarding:

  • Lease negotiation and drafting
  • Grievance procedures for Section 8 and assisted housing
  • Due process hearing requirements for denial of admissions to public housing
  • Defense against discrimination and unfair housing claims
  • Defense against claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Lease termination and eviction proceedings
  • Sufficiency of admission procedures and criteria for public housing tenants, including disabled persons
  • General housing litigation

Questions concerning how we may serve your legal needs in the area of housing management law may be directed to any one of the following attorneys:

Robert A. Alsop
John Utley