Community ownership and the break-up of council housing in Britain

Clapham, D. and Kintrea, K. (1994) Community ownership and the break-up of council housing in Britain. Journal of Social Policy, 23(2), pp. 219-245. (doi:10.1017/S0047279400021632)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279400021632

Abstract

This article provides an assessment of the Community Ownership programme in Scotland, which involved the transfer of council housing to par-value co-operatives and community-based housing associations. The evaluation is considered under four headings: resident involvement; the effectiveness of housing management; neighbourhood impacts; and financial appraisal. The findings lend support to the government's programme of breaking up council housing, but lead to criticisms of the emphasis on large-scale voluntary transfers and the neglect of ownership co-operatives in England. In Scotland, the lack of support for the formation of tenant management co-operatives is also criticised.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith
Authors: Clapham, D., and Kintrea, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Social Policy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0047-2794
ISSN (Online):1469-7823

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