The provision of furnished accommodation by local authorities

Harding, Jamie and Keenan, Paul (1998) The provision of furnished accommodation by local authorities. Housing Studies, 13 (3). pp. 377-390. ISSN 0267 3037

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Providing furnished accommodation is one of the means by which local authorities can provide a benefit to their residents in response to the government's attempts to limit social security expenditure. The provision of furniture can also be used to increase lettings in hard to let areas and to reduce the turnover of property. This paper describes the spread of furnished lettings among different authorities and considers in detail the introduction of part-furnished accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne. The service provided in Newcastle is evaluated using the local authority's tenancy records and interviews with tenants. The results showed clear benefits to both the council and its tenants in providing furnished accommodation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 15:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:30

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