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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2002): Social Housing - Overseas

CONTROL FREAK

B. Randall

Housing, Oct. 2001, p. 21-22

Most Western European countries use a system of rent control to ensure that private rented housing remains affordable. Article discusses options for introducing some form of rent control in the UK private housing sector, including reform of the rent appeals system.

HOUSING POLICY IN A CONTEXT OF HIV/AIDS AND GLOBALIZATION

R. Tomlinson

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 25, 2001, p. 649-657

Governments and NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa have withdrawn from housing provision to concentrate on upgrading the infrastructure of roads, drains, water supply, etc. Housing provision has been left to the market and the efforts of individuals and families. The rising incidence of AIDS and economic globalisation mean that governments and NGOs will have to provide housing and institutional care for people who can no longer fend for themselves.

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