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

CONSUMERS' RESPONSES TO CHOICE-BASED LETTING MECHANISMS

J Kullberg

Housing Studies, vol. 17, 2002, p. 549-579

In the Netherlands, available social housing is advertised and interested parties are invited to apply. Successful applicants are then chosen on the basis of clear eligibility criteria. The system has proved popular with consumers generally, but the complexity of the application process has disadvantaged minority ethnic and other marginalised groups.

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