An Agenda for Housing Plus (UK) – LSE Housing & Communities

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What is Housing Plus?

The Agenda for Housing Plus explores the ambitions of social landlords to house people in need of a home, at a rent they can afford, in conditions that will help them, their families and communities to flourish.
Housing Plus is about the wider activities of social landlords in low-income communities beyond simply renting homes. This includes:
• Delivering the wider community benefits of providing and backing the services that make communities work;
• Fostering self-help, community resilience and empowerment among front-line staff and tenants;
• Helping vulnerable residents manage in the current financial and social climate. Housing Plus is a long-term, relatively low-cost approach that has stood the test of time.

By actively helping struggling tenants and deploying staff on the ground, social landlords remain viable and retain control, in the face of severe cut-backs that are affecting both tenants and landlords. Housing Plus is at the heart of social housing and gives social landlords a much wider role than is often acknowledged…(continues)

SOURCE: Anne Power, “An Agenda for Housing Plus”, LSE Housing and Communities, January 2017

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