In this podcast Professor Michael Lewyn and Long Island Housing Services Executive Director, Ian Wilder discuss the problem of housing discrimination in Long Island, how state, federal and county law protects people from such discrimination, and what Long Island Housing Services does to enforce fair housing laws.
Our guest this episode is Professor Michael Lewyn and Long Island Housing Services Executive Director, Ian Wilder.
Michael Lewyn teaches property, land use and environmental law. Originally from Atlanta, he graduated from Wesleyan University and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After clerking for two federal judges and practicing law for several years, he began his teaching career. Most of Professor Lewyn’s scholarship focuses on urban and suburban development, and in particular the question of “sprawl”: why some cities are walkable and full of vitality, while others have been overshadowed by suburbs where car ownership is a necessity.
Ian Wilder was appointed Executive Director by the Long Island Housing Services’ Board of Directors as of January 29, 2018. Prior to his association with Long Island Housing Services, Wilder worked for 14 years as an attorney in private practice with an emphasis on real estate issues in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Wilder also brings a wealth of related experience from his personal life. He has spent his personal time over the last two decades as a social justice advocate, honing his communication and organizing skills. In addition. he has served as a board member for a number of nonprofit and community organizations where he has held the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, President, and Co-chair. As a writer, his work has been published in local magazines, newspapers, and poetry journals. Wilder has a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.B.A. in Management from Hofstra University.