L. Cousins et al
London: Greater London Authority, 2001
Research shows that London Mayor Ken Livingstone's target of 50% affordable housing provision through planning is possible in two thirds of London boroughs, but only with greater public subsidy. In the remaining one third of boroughs a target of 35% affordable homes provision is more realistic.
Public Finance, Sept. 14th-20th 2001, p. 22-23
Describes how housing associations are piloting interactive television and the Internet a means of communicating with tenants.
Axis, Aug./Sept. 2001, p. 6-7
Article summarises the underlying principles of local authority resource accounting, and explains how these principles needs to be adopted by social landlords seeking to develop a business plan for the management of their housing assets.
R. M. Walker
Housing Studies, vol. 16, 2001, p. 675-696
Paper examines how council housing in England and Wales is being transferred to housing associations. Explanation and analysis are sought from the New Public Management literature.
Housing, Sept. 2001, p. 21-22
Discusses how professional education in housing is being reformed to include neighbourhood renewal, multi-agency working and business skills. Includes interviews with four housing professionals in further education.
R. Tomlins et al
London: Housing Corporation, 2001
Most registered social landlords (RSLs) have race equality policies but few are actively implementing them, and promotion of racial equality is not a high priority for mainstream RSLs. They need to do a better job marketing themselves to black and minority ethnic communities, and to make themselves more approachable.
M. Lupton and L. Noble
Housing, Sept. 2001, p 28-29
Explains the concept and aims behind equity stakes, which are a vehicle for giving social housing tenants a financial asset.