How can the benefits of housing regeneration programs be sustained?

Housing Economics Australia

Formal exit strategies from social housing regeneration programs assist an estate to become a community by involving local tenants, developing leadership capacity and establishing community-run successor organisations write Keith Jacobs, Kathy Arthurson and Bill Randolph.

Social housing estate regeneration strategies are funded and facilitated by government for a discrete period of time, for particularly disadvantaged communities or locations. Most seek to sustain community standards and services without recourse to large injections of additional public funds. In the UK, it was recognised in the 1990s that more effective policies were needed to sustain the benefits of the strategies after the formal end of regeneration activities. This study examined the present operation of exit strategies in Australia, and the potential for their future implementation.

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