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Federal courts FSC federal court practice has focused on three areas:

Supporting local government regulatory schemes against challenges based on constitutional claims of "takings": FSC helps to support the rationality of the regulatory framework and to assess the financial impact on the regulated business. Recent examples include a defense of local mobile home rent control legislation in California and a defense of a local tenant relocation assistance program in Seattle.

Calculating damages for plaintiff advocates: FSC has calculated damages for tenants unlawfully evicted from subsidized housing in Washington State, for tenants of housing unlawfully allowed to fall into disrepair in Oregon, and for public housing tenants provided unreasonably low utility allowances in Miami (Florida).

Assessing the economic rationality of various public assistance program rules and regulations:
Recent examples include determining the need in the Tennessee Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, challenging AFDC auto asset limitations in Iowa and Arizona, and challenging the exclusion of depreciation expenses from self-employment income for the determination of Food Stamp eligibility in Maine.
Materials containing substantive issue analysis can be found on the following pages :
Housing economics: mobile and manufactured homes
Housing economics: public and assisted housing
Consumer economics: public assistance
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