Originally published in 1986 at a time when Britain was facing a major housing crisis, this book, containing much original research, examines the crisis and analyses the reasons for it, providing foundations for the construction of effective new policies. As relevant now as when it was first published the book discusses under investment in housing stock, in both the public and private sectors, renovation and maintenance and neglect of particular disadvantaged groups such as the elderly, the single homeless and those in low income groups.
Table of Contents
1. From Complacency to Crisis Peter Malpass 2. The Decline in Public Expenditure Philip Leather and Alan Murie 3. The Deterioration of Public Sector Housing Ted Cantle 4. Housing Renewal: Privatisation and Beyond Mike Gibson 5. Growing Crisis and Contradiction in Home Ownership Valerie Karn, John Doling and Bruce Stafford 6. Housing and Class in the Inner City David Byrne 7. Housing Policies for Older People Christine Oldman 8. The Worsening Crisis of Single Homelessness Chris Holmes 9. Housing Policy and Young People Peter Malpass 10. Conclusion Peter Malpass