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Introduction to Social Housing

2nd Edition

By Paul Reeves


280 pages

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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.


'As a starting point for students of housing studies there are few better texts in terms of either scope or explanation’.
Mary Griffiths - Housing Studies

Table of Contents

·Supply and Demand
Demand and Need
·Housing Management
General Needs Management
Special Needs Management
Involving the Customer
Maintenance Strategies
Organisational Management
Integrative Overview
Capital System
Revenue Finance
Housing Support
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
·Legislative summary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General