ERIC Number: ED182354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Housing Need Among Ethnic Minorities; Comments on the Consultative Document on Housing Policy Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Wales.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
The extent of housing need among ethnic minorities in Great Britain is examined in terms of their concentration in areas of poor housing, local government policies on allocation of housing to minorities, proportions of shared dwellings, and lack of housing amenities. Local government renting policies are discussed, showing the need to change housing allocation policies which discriminate against minorities. Special housing needs of minorities are described in categories of low income households, homelessness, one parent families, elderly people, and refugees. Strategies for local governments to improve housing are recommended. The problems of home ownership for minorities are discussed in terms of lending policies of building societies, the need for cooperation between local authorities and building societies, policies for renovation of old housing, and estate agents and house purchase arrangements. The position of minorities in the private rental sector and in housing associations is outlined. The need for reallocation of minorities to New Towns is discussed. Also stressed is the need for communication with minorities on the options open to them. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Home Ownership
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small, light print