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Tim Iglesias


Professor Tim Iglesias, an expert in housing and property law, has served on the USF law faculty since 2001. He co-edited The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development Law (American Bar Association, 2011). He has published several articles on affordable housing and fair housing law, including “Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and the Struggle for Affordability” (Wake Forest Law Review, 2007) and “Beyond Two-Persons-Per-Bedroom: Revitalizing Application of the Federal Fair Housing Act to Private Residential Occupancy Standards” (Georgia State Law Review, 2012). He is a frequent speaker and media commentator on housing issues.

Iglesias earned his Juris Doctor from Stanford University Law School with distinction in 1993, after receiving a bachelor's degree and an honorary master's from Oxford University, and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount, magna cum laude. In 2015, he was appointed by Gov. Brown to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council, which works to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.

  • BA, Loyola-Marymount University
  • BA/MA, Oxford University
  • JD, Stanford University
Prior Experience
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Stanley Weigel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Project Coordinator and Deputy Director, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Law School
    "California Court Rules For City In Affordable Housing Fight"The New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Review, Associated Press, and others06/15/15
    "Affordable Housing Requirements in Question at California Supreme Court"San Francisco Public Press04/21/15
    "California Supreme Court Hears Challenge to San Jose Affordable Housing Law"KQED Forum04/09/15
    "San Jose Affordable Housing Law Faces Key Legal Test"San Jose Mercury News04/07/15
    "San Jose Affordable Housing Law Faces Key Legal Test"Santa Cruz Sentinel04/07/15
    "Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers"The East Bay Express11/12/14
    "The Sharing Economy is Not as Open as You Might Think"The Guardian11/12/14
    Oakland Nuisance Eviction Law Expanded to Include Prostitution (Broadcast)KQED Radio10/28/14
    Broadcast on Oakland’s ordinance to pursue eviction of suspected criminalsAirTalk (89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio)10/24/14
    Broadcast on San Francisco Revised Tenant Relocation OrdinanceKQED Public Radio07/29/14
    "City Should Better Fund Eviction Defenses"SF Gate04/15/14
    "The Decline of the Public Intellectual?"New York Times Letters02/19/14
    Broadcast on Expiration of Law Aiding Underwater Home OwnersKCBS Radio12/27/13
    Broadcast of Increase in Low-Income Renters in a Stagnant Affordable Housing MarketKCBS Radio12/10/13
    Broadcast on the Consumer Financial Bureau's Proposal for Stream-lined Home Loan FormsKCBS Radio11/20/13
    Broadcast on NY Attorney General's Subpoenas to AirBnBKCBS Radio10/08/13
    Broadcast on the Rise in Ellis Act Evictions in San FranciscoKCBS Radio09/26/13
    "California City Seizes Homes to Save Them"CBS MoneyWatch07/31/13
    Broadcast on lenders falling short of mortgage settlement's termsKCBS Radio06/19/13
    "Sunday Dialogue: How the Court Decides"The New York Times06/15/13
    Broadcast on released audit of San Francisco's Housing AuthorityKCBS Radio06/04/13
    Interview on Obama's nomination of congressman to lead mortgage agencyKCBS Radio05/01/13
    Legal Battles Over Gardens are Sprouting Up Across the CountryABA Journal04/01/13
    "Here's Why Republicans Already Hate Obama's Latest Cabinet Nominee"Business Insider03/22/13
    Broadcast on Justice Department suing S&P over mortgage ratingsKCBS Radio02/05/13
    Broadcast on the foreclosure rate in AmericaKCBS Radio12/14/12
    Broadcast on ACLU lawsuit that claims Morgan Stanley is targeting black borrowers for risky loansKCBS Radio10/15/12
    Broadcast on Oakland plan to prevent foreclosuresKCBS Radio10/09/12
    "Housing a Movement: Adverse Possession in California"Utne Reader09/01/12
    "Feds Join Fight to Turn Nursing Home into Apartments for Disabled Homeless"New Orleans Times Picayune08/13/12
    "When Food is Sold Twice"Los Angeles Times08/09/12
    "Housing a Movement"California Northern08/01/12
    "San Francisco-Based Wells Fargo To Pay Millions In Discrimination Settlement"KCBS Radio07/12/12
    "Off-Market Transactions Frequent in Competitive Silicon Valley Real Estate Frenzy"Peninsula Press04/12/12
    "Letters: Aftershocks From the Afghan Massacre"The New York Times03/13/12
    Broadcast on mortgage abuse settlementKCBS Radio02/09/12
    "Sources: California to Join National Foreclosure Settlement"The Bay Citizen02/08/12
    "Reversal in Roommate Discrimination Case"Daily Journal02/03/12
    "Mortgage Settlement: Many Are Left Behind"Bay Citizen, New York Times11/10/11
    "New Jersey Tent City Houses 70 Homeless People Who Draw Community Scorn"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer08/11/11
    Radio broadcast on HOA fees amid the foreclosure crisisKCBS Radio04/15/11
    Broadcast on proposed settlement between state AGs and banksKCBS Radio03/08/11
    Radio broadcast on Massachusetts ruling against U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo in mortgage foreclosure caseKCBS Radio01/07/11
    Radio broadcast on banks inappropriately breaking into homes they thought were foreclosedKCBS Radio12/22/10
    Broadcast on affordable housingKCBS Radio01/12/10
    Radio broadcast on the Federal Fair Housing Act case filed by the city of Memphis against Wells Fargo Bank
    KCBS Radio
    "An Emphasis on 'Juvenile'"The New York Times08/14/08
    • The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development Law (American Bar Association, Second Edition 2011). (Co-edited with Rochelle Lento.)
    Law Review and Journal Articles
    • "The Promises and Pitfalls of Micro-housing," 37 Zoning and Planning Law Report (2014).
    • "How Should the Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale of Two Cases," Real Property Law Journal (2014).
    • "Defining “Family” for Zoning: Contemporary Policy Challenges, Legal Limits and Options," 37 Zoning and Planning Law Report (2014).
    • "Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates," 22 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 111-153 (2014). (Iglesias criticizes 9th Circuit fair housing opinion and offers a better solution.)
    • "Offering and Teaching Mindfulness in Law Schools," USF Law Review (forthcoming). (Online Version)
    • "Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates," 31 California Property Journal 16 (2013).
    • "Framing Inclusionary Zoning: Exploring the Legality of Local Inclusionary Zoning and its Potential to Meet Affordable Housing Needs," 36 Zoning & Planning Law Report 1 (2013).
    • "The Opportunity Within the Crisis: Integrating Our Scholarship With Our Teaching," 33 Pace Law Review (2013). (Was one of sixteen essays in the article "Toward Engaged Scholarship," authored by John Nolon et al.)
    • "Fair Housing at 30: Where We Are, Where We Are Going," 30 California Real Property Journal 16 (2012). (Co-authored with Susan Saylor.) SSRN
    • "Beyond Two-Persons-Per-Bedroom: Revitalizing Application of the Federal Fair Housing Act to Private Residential Occupancy Standards," 28 Georgia State Law Review 619 (2012). SSRN
    • "Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and the Struggle for Affordability," 42 Wake Forest Law Review 511 (2007). SSRN
    • "Clarifying the Federal Fair Housing Act’s Exemption for Reasonable Occupancy Restrictions," 31 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1211 (2004). SSRN
    • "Housing Impact Assessments: Opening New Doors for State Housing Regulation While Localism Persists," 82 Oregon Law Review 433 (2003). (Republished in Land Use and Environmental Law Review Thomson West, 2005) SSRN
    • "Managing Local Opposition to Affordable Housing: A New Approach to NIMBY," 12 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 78 (2002). SSRN
    • "California Real Property Journal," Vol. 31 (forthcoming). (California State Bar)
    • "Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law," Vol. 22 (forthcoming). (American Bar Association)
    Book Contributions
    • "State and Local Regulation of Particular Types of Affordable Housing," in The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Law edited by Tim Iglesias and Rochelle Lento (American Bar Association, Second Edition 2011). SSRN
    • "Housing Paradigms," in International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home  edited by Susan J. Smith, et al. (Elsevier, Ltd., 2010). SSRN
    • "Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing," in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships  edited by Robin Malloy and Nestor Davidson (Ashgate, 2009). SSRN
    Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
    Other Publications
    • "Faith-Based Participation in Housing: A Perspective," Catholic Community of Pleasanton Social Justice Newsletter (May 2012).
    • "Exclusionary Zoning Enforcement: Passé or Alive and Kicking," 35 State and Local Law News 3 (2012). (Publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law.)
    • The 30% Rule, The Law Teacher.
    • California Supreme Court, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, Amicus brief filed on behalf of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service ( (No. S212072). (This brief refers to the review of challenges to an inclusionary zoning ordinance)
    Court Citation of Research
      • Moderator, "Experiential Learning and Launching Your Own Practice," 17th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat: "Re-imagining Social Justice Lawyering: The Next Generation," Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif. (March 2015).
      • Panelist, "Sustainability: Planning for the Future - Creative Solutions," Washburn University School of Law "The Future of Housing – Equity, Stability and Sustainability," Topeka, KS (February 2015).
      • Presenter, "Housing Frames and Power," U.C. Davis School of Law Class Crits VII Conference, Davis, Calif. (November 2014).
      • Panelist, "Why Inclusive Communities? New Research & Lessons from the Ground," Solutions 2014: National Conference on State & Local Housing Policy, Oakland, Calif. (November 2014). (Co-presenter: Dr. Todd Swanstrom & Dr. Lisa Sturtevanting)
      • Presenter, "Inclusionary Zoning: Variations, Legal Challenges and New Approaches," John Marshall Law School, Annual National Fair Housing Conference, "The Metrics of Inequality,," Chicago, Ill. (September 2014).
      • Presenter, "Affordable Housing Development 101," UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif. (September 2013).
      • Presenter, "Clarifying 'Housing Opportunity' and 'Housing Rights': Useful Service or Fool's Errand," University of Minnesota Law School Association for Law, Property, and Society, "4th Annual Meeting," Minneapolis, Minn. (April 2013).
      • Presenter, "Do Fair Housing Laws Even Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates," Golden Gate University School of Law State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, "5th Annual Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium," San Francisco, Calif. (April 2013).
      • Presenter, "Challenging the Two Person Per Bedroom Standard," National Fair Housing Alliance Webinar, "Residential Occupancy Standards and Fair Housing Law," (May 2012). (Co-presented with Ellen Pader and Scott Chang.)
      • Moderator, "Fair Housing, Residential Segregation, and the Siting of Affordable Housing," American Bar Association's 21st Annual Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, "Making the Case for Affordable Housing and Community Development," Washington, D.C. (May 2012).
      • Presenter, Pace Law School's Engaged Scholarship for Law Professors Symposium, White Plains, N.Y. (May 2012). (Invitation-only Symposium)
      • Presenter, "Reunifying Property in the Classroom: Starting with the Questions, Not the Answers," Georgetown University Law Center and Syracuse University College of Law Event, "Association for Law, Property and Society Third Annual Meeting," Washington, D.C. (March 2012).
      • Presenter, "Dealing with Local Opposition to the Siting of Affordable Housing," League of Women Voters of the Bay Area's Bay Area League Day, "Housing and the Bay Area's Future," Oakland, Calif. (February 2012).
      • Presenter, "Housing is a Spiritual and Religious Issue: Faith-Based Advocacy for Housing," Holy Names University Second Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum, "People of Hope, Agents of Change: Bay Area Social Justice Forum," Oakland, Calif. (February 2012).
      • Panelist, "Rural, Metropolitan and Urban Community Collaborations," The American Bar Association "Annual Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law," Washington, D.C. (May 2011).
      • Presenter, "Reflections on Fair Housing Law," State Bar of California "Real Property Law Section's Third Annual Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium," San Francisco, Calif. (April 2011).
      • Presenter, "Exploring the Application of Framing Theory to Housing Law and Policy," Association of Law, Property, and Society Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (March 2011).
      • Presenter, "Housing Frames, the Crisis and Opportunities in the Future," Fourth West Coast Law and Society Retreat, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, Calif. (February 2011).
      • Presenter, "Are We Teaching a Techne or a Praxis and What Difference Does it Make?" UC Berkeley School of Law Conference "The Mindful Lawyer: Practices and Prospects for Law School, Bench, and the Bar," Berkeley, Calif. (October 2010).
      • Presenter, "What Does the Mortgage Crisis Teach Us About the Political Economy of Home Ownership," Association of American Law Schools 2010 Mid-Year Meeting, New York, N.Y. (June 2010). (Presented during workshop on property.)
      • Presenter, "Selecting Supreme Court Justices in the United States and El Salvador," Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, San Salvador, El Salvador (June 2009).
      • Panelist, "FHAA and the Internet: The Prospects for Self-Regulation," Golden Gate University School of Law Conference "The Intersection between Real Estate Ads on the Internet and Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws," San Francisco (April 2009).
      • Presenter, "Do We Have a National Two-Person-Per-Bedroom Residential Occupancy Standard? What's Fair Housing Law Got to Do With It?" Chapman University School of Law Conference on Property Transactions and Transitions in an Age of Globalization, Orange (February 2008).
      • Presenter, "Our Pluralist Housing Ethics and Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing," University of Colorado Law School Conference "Affordable Housing and Public/Private Partnerships: The Intersection of Housing, Property, and Real Estate," Boulder, Colo. (October 2007).
      • Moderator, "State and Local Law Issues Panel," Annual ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, D.C. (May 2007).
      • Moderator, "NIMBY Countermeasures: Overcoming Local Fears and Gaining Community Acceptance," ABA Conference on Ending Homelessness: Creating Healthy Communities, St. Louis, Mo. (February 2006).
      • Panelist, "Exploring a Reflexive Law Response: Economic Domain Impact Statements," William & Mary Law School Second Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference "Public Use in the Aftermath of Kelo

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      • Panelist, "What Are State and Local Governments Doing?" Fall Council Meeting of ABA State and Local Government Law Section "Encouraging Affordable Housing: National and Local Approaches," Boston, Mass. (October 2005).
      • Moderator, "Overcoming Local Opposition Panel," ABA Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law "Doing Well While Doing Good—Building Housing and Community Development with a Social Justice Perspective," San Francisco (February 2005).
      Testimony and Hearings
      • Witness, "Working Together to Ensure Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Children," Hearing of the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services (February 2009).
      • Congressional Hearing, "Supreme Court's Kelo Decision and Potential Congressional Responses," House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution (September 2005).
      Written Testimony and Commentary
        Advisor or Consultant
            Symposia Organization
            • Organizer/Moderator, "Overcoming Local Opposition Panel," ABA Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, "Doing Well While Doing Good -- Building Housing and Community Development with a Social Justice Perspective," San Francisco, California (February 2005).
            Professional Membership
                Other Service
                • Member, California Fair Employment and Housing Council (June 2015). (Appointed by Gov. Edmund Brown.)
                • Member, American Bar Association Legal Education, ADR, and Problem Solving Task Force's Property Panel (2012). (Iglesias appointed in May 2012.)
                • Co-Chair, Fair Housing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development (April 2012).
                • Training Leader, prepared and conducted training in landlord-tenant law for students participating in OneJustice trip, University of San Francisco School of Law (February 2012).
                • Professor Iglesias served as chair of the search committee for the university's provost. The position was filled by Dean of Arts and Sciences Jennifer Turpin.