Housing Policy (The Gildredge Social Policy Series) by Jean Conway, Pete Alcock, Professor Peter Alcock (S Ed)

By Jean Conway, Pete Alcock, Professor Peter Alcock (S Ed)

During this e-book, the writer offers an research which spans the entire box from bricks and mortar to the impression of housing coverage on overall healthiness, care, crime, schooling and the economic system as a complete. sensible perception into housing from a few views should be won: fiscal, monetary and political; social coverage and welfare; building and making plans; atmosphere and public well-being; and citizens and groups.

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On the other hand, the main items in Column 2 are not defined as public expenditure on housing and do not come within the control of the DETR. Housing Benefit falls under the Department of Social Security, while MIRAS was regarded as tax foregone rather than money spent. It is these items which grew dramatically in the 1980s and 1990s, offsetting the cuts to public expenditure on housing. 2 are best explained by examining each tenure in turn. Local authority expenditure Local authority housing finance in England and Wales is tightly controlled by the financial regime brought in under the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act.

After both wars the private market took some time to recover, so local authorities were required to build high-standard homes for general needs. When the private market began to expand again, local authorities were confined to a more specialist role, complementary to the market rather than in competition with it. In this way council housing can be seen as a buffer during a long period of private market reorganization. Council housing has for many years been an increasingly residual tenure, catering for the least well-off for whom the market cannot provide.

Higher rents were needed to repay the loans, and new tenants became assured tenants with decontrolled rents. Associations were seen as a ‘quasi private’ alternative to local authorities. In the last few years of the twentieth century, RSLs became expected to take on the role of local authorities in housing local people in need, with an increasing emphasis on homeless families. Many local authorities, unable to afford to build themselves, have sold or given free land to RSLs to develop in exchange for nomination agreements for lettings.

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