Council Housing in Britain: A Failed Solution?

Council Housing in Britain: A Failed Solution?

ISBN10: 0333982061
ISBN13: 978-0333982068
Author: -
Title: Council Housing in Britain: A Failed Solution?
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 28, 2006)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1282 kb
Size PDF: 1440 kb
Rating: 5.0/5
Votes: 323
Pages: 288 pages
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Council Housing in Britain: A Failed Solution?



For the sixty years from the end of World War I through the 1970s, local councils were seen by successive governments on the left and right as the key players in tackling Britain's housing problems of shortage, quality, and affordability. Since the 1980s when some 30% of households lived in council housing its fortunes have waned with about half its stock sold or transferred to sitting tenants or new landlords. This important new book provides a thorough audit of the experience of council housing in Britain and the lessons for the future provision of social housing.

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