Posts Tagged ‘housing’

An end to ‘lifetime’ tenancies? New magazine feature

November 19, 2015     Leave a Comment

Getting a tenancy in social housing generally used to mean that you could stay for as long as you wanted. But times are changing. Now it seems that the government wants to end so-called ‘lifetime’ tenancies in England. Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Beth Watts from our research team consider our emerging evidence on fixed term tenancies in a new feature for Inside Housing magazine. Read their recent presentation slides.

‘Disciplining the poor?’: conditionality in social housing

September 25, 2014     Leave a Comment

In the first of a series of blogs highlighting our recently published briefing papers, Beth Watts and Suzanne Fitzpatrick explore the issues surrounding conditionality in social housing.

What is the role of social housing? Alongside other aims – to provide affordable accommodation of a decent standard to households on a low income (see here and here), and to create and maintain ‘mixed’ and ‘sustainable’ communities (see here and here) –  some would argue that social housing is increasingly serving the function of ‘disciplining the poor’ via the regulation of tenant behaviour (see Alex Marsh’s blog on this theme here). It is this aspect of social housing policy and practice that is the focus of the next in our series of briefing papers. Read More

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