2nd Edition

Introduction to Social Housing

By Paul Reeves Copyright 2005
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    ·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


    Paul Reeves

    '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