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Public housing

New tenants on the Stafford Cripps Estate in London look up at their 11th floor home in 1954.
New tenants on the Stafford Cripps Estate in London look up at their 11th floor home in 1954.
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Public provision of housing became a pressing issue after the First World War, and continued to concern governments throughout the 20th century.

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Between the wars

Under the Conservatives

Private rehabilitation and Labour

Search using Wheatley Act Housing Subsidies Act

Further reading

  • Daunton, M., A Property Owning Democracy? Housing in Britain (London: Faber & Faber, 1987)
  • Short, J.R., The Post-War Experience Housing in Britain (London: Methuen, 1982)
  • Malpass, P., Reshaping Housing Policy Subsidies, Rents and Residualisation (London: Routledge, 1990)
  • Power, A., Property Before People: Management of Twentieth Century Council Housing (1987)
  • Ravetz, A., Council Housing and Culture London (London: Routledge, 2001)