The changes in affordable housing since 1979 and the quality of the affordable housing stock

Soane, Andrew (2015) The changes in affordable housing since 1979 and the quality of the affordable housing stock. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the changes in the provision and quality of affordable housing from 1979 onwards. That year marks an extremely important time of change for affordable housing. This is the time that Margaret Thatcher came into power and pushed for what she liked to call a “property owning democracy” through the use of certain policies and changes in priorities. This paper looks to study and critically analyse these changes.

    There was a series of fact finding data collection performed in the research phase of this paper. Two avenues were decided upon, an interview and a questionnaire. The interview was performed on a knowledgeable member of the Portsmouth City Council on how the level of standard is decided in terms of the quality of housing and how this is kept to.
    The second piece of research, the questionnaire, was performed on past or present users of affordable housing. The purpose of this research was to discover the level of quality they experienced in said property, as well as the provider’s level of standard.

    The analysis shows that the changes performed from 1979 have been both drastic and short term when considering their positive effect. These changes would seem to be a mixed bag of well thought out plans with considerable issues that were overlooked at the time.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 14:11
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 14:11

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