Social housing is any rental housing that may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, usually with the aim of providing affordable housing.
Saw an interesting exhibition about social housing at the V&A: A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing.
1. Social housing estates in London
- Alexandra road estate
- Adelaide road estate
- Lion Green Road
- Spa green
- Keeling house
2. History in the UK
In the mid-1970s nearly half the population of England and Wales lived in council houses
But as we know…
with the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 the housing sector underwent rapid privatisation. Local authority architects’ departments were disbanded, public land was sold off, and millions of council homes were bought[…]
Clegg hit out at David Cameron and his Conservative partners in government. He said the former Tory leader or the chancellor – “I honestly can’t remember whom – looked genuinely nonplussed and said: ‘I don’t understand why you keep going on about the need for more social housing – it just creates Labour voters.’
– Clegg: Osborne casually cut welfare for poorest to boost Tory popularity | Ni…
3.1. In my garden
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