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Social housing in England: affordable vs "affordable"

Scanlon, Kathleen ORCID: 0000-0001-9957-4853 (2017) Social housing in England: affordable vs "affordable". Critical Housing Analysis, 4 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 2336-2839

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Identification Number: 10.13060/23362839.2017.4.1.321


England''s increasing housing affordability problem, widely described as a ''housing crisis'', has become a major public and political concern in recent years. The proportion of social housing has been shrinking for 40 years but there is no political appetite—at least under the current government—to reverse this. Policies are instead addressed at making some private housing more affordable and at increasing access to owner occupation by allowing more social tenants to buy their homes. The government has increased its control over the financial affairs of social landlords, who are responding by concentrating on those areas of activity where control is less stringent.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Critical Housing Analysis
Divisions: LSE London
Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 14:59
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 03:12

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