Social housing’s ‘racial satisfaction gap’

The Guardian’s recent research into the extent of racial bias in many aspects of British life underscores how racism has not disappeared from the national scene despite decades of equality and human rights legislation. While the findings of the Guardian’s survey of 1,000 BME people are based on perceptions of racial bias by Britain’s BME, … More Social housing’s ‘racial satisfaction gap’

Radically rethinking the landlord-tenant relationship

There has been much recent research into the implications for public services, such as health, housing and social care, when importing the practices and language of the marke Much of this research dovetails with that by the Human City Institute, which explores how social housing might be reshaped and firmly moved away from creeping commercialism … More Radically rethinking the landlord-tenant relationship

Mutualism not more managerialism is the answer is to give social tenants more of a say

It’s rumoured that the Social Housing Green Paper, delayed again, will recommend a number of ways, including league tables of social landlord performance, to respond to issues raised by social tenants with government officials in the year-long roadshow on which the Green Paper is based. League tables, strengthening of tenant complaints procedures, and perhaps a … More Mutualism not more managerialism is the answer is to give social tenants more of a say

Rough sleeping rises yet again and is further testament to a failed housing policy writes Kevin Gulliver

The latest official figures from the rejigged Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG) reveal that rough sleeping in England has risen again – the seventh year in a row under Conservative-led administrations. An estimated 4,751 people were sleeping rough in 2017, up 15% on 2016, and 170% since 2010. The rough sleeping figures … More Rough sleeping rises yet again and is further testament to a failed housing policy writes Kevin Gulliver