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DECONSTUCTING SOCIAL HOUSING


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15 Nov

 ‘Social housing’ is often used as if it is an objective rather than a socially constructed entity. This can produce contentious conclusions such as social housing has been ‘unexpectedly resilient’ (Cole and Robinson, 2017). This post explores the different definitions of social housing: state-designated social housing providers; letting at sub-market rents; allocation according to need and a not for profit orientation.  Such a deconstruction of ‘social housing’ reveals that not for profit, allocation according to need and sub-market rents are disappearing traits in the sector, as is the use of assets accumulated over time to supply low-cost homes.

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Deconstructing Social Housing NOV PDF.pdf

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