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Frank S. Alexander

Frank Alexander


Frank S. Alexander is the Sam Nunn Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law Emeritus where created and directed the Project on Affordable Housing and Community Development. He was the co-founder of Community Progress and continues to serve as a senior advisor. He is the author or editor of ten books and over fifty articles in real estate finance, law and theology, and community redevelopment, including GEORGIA REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND FORECLOSURE LAW 2018-2019 and LAND BANKS AND LAND BANKING (2nd Ed. 2015).

Professor Alexander’s work has focused on homelessness and affordable housing, serving as a Fellow of the Carter Center of Emory University (1993-96), and as a Commissioner of the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (1994-1998). He served as Interim Dean of Emory University School of Law (2005-2006), as Visiting Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University (Fall Semester, 2007), and testified before Congress concerning the mortgage foreclosure crisis (May, 2008, November, 2009). Professor Alexander received both a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1978, and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.


Recent Community Progress PublicationsGeorgia Land Bank Resource Manual (June 2013), Land Banks and Land Banking (2nd Ed. 2015)