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Introduction to Social Housing

Author/EditorReeves, P (Author)
ISBN: 9780750663939
Pub Date15/03/2005
BindingPaperback
Pages280
Edition2nd New ed
Dimensions (mm)229(h) * 152(w)
The provision and management of social housing for those who are unable to access the housing market is essential to the maintenance of the fabric of society. Taking a people-centred approach, this book describes the themes that have run through provision of social housing from the first philanthropic industrialists in the 19th century.
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The provision and management of social housing for those who are unable to access the housing market is essential to the maintenance of the fabric of society. The social housing industry is vast and still growing. There are very few countries in the world where some form of subsidised housing does not exist, and the total number of social homes is likely to grow worldwide, as are the challenges of the sector.

Paul Reeves takes a people-centred approach to the subject, describing the themes that have run through provision of social housing from the first philanthropic industrialists in the 19th Century though to the increasingly complex mixture of ownerships and tenures in the present day. The management of housing forms a key part of the book, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of tenant participation and multi-agency working.

The book is ideal for students of housing and social policy, and for housing professionals aiming to obtain qualifications and wanting a broad understanding of the social housing sector.

The provision and management of social housing for those who are unable to access the housing market is essential to the maintenance of the fabric of society. The social housing industry is vast and still growing. There are very few countries in the world where some form of subsidised housing does not exist, and the total number of social homes is likely to grow worldwide, as are the challenges of the sector.

Paul Reeves takes a people-centred approach to the subject, describing the themes that have run through provision of social housing from the first philanthropic industrialists in the 19th Century though to the increasingly complex mixture of ownerships and tenures in the present day. The management of housing forms a key part of the book, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of tenant participation and multi-agency working.

The book is ideal for students of housing and social policy, and for housing professionals aiming to obtain qualifications and wanting a broad understanding of the social housing sector.

*Introduction *Supply and Demand Demand and Need Supply Integration *Housing Management General Needs Management Special Needs Management Involving the Customer Maintenance Strategies Organisational Management *Finance Integrative Overview Capital System Revenue Finance Housing Support *Development Production and Development of new build housing Nature of social housing buildings Challenges of Diverse Communities Customer involvement in Development Technical Aspects of Development Future of Development *Summary *Bibliography *Glossary *Legislative summary

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