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Frank Alexander

Co-Founder and Senior Legal and Policy Advisor

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Frank S. Alexander is the Sam Nunn Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law Emeritus where he created and directed the Project on Affordable Housing and Community Development. Alexander was the co-founder Community Progress, America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places,” and continues to serve as a senior advisor.

Alexander is the author or editor of ten books and over sixty articles in real estate finance, law and theology, and community redevelopment, including Georgia Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law 2020-2021 (15th ed.), The Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual (June 2013), and Land Banks and Land Banking (2nd Ed. 2015).

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).

Alexander received both a JD from Harvard Law School and a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1978. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina.