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An Agenda for Housing Plus

Anne  Power,  January 2017
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Keywords: Housing, housing plus, social landlords, community investment,

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This Agenda for Housing Plus pulls together evidence that Housing Plus is fundamental to the way social landlords do business. Housing Plus refers to the wider activities and impact of social landlords on the communities where their stock is. The Agenda draws on eight Think Tanks and four Policy Briefings that LSE Housing and Communities ran between 2013 and 2015. Additional information and ideas came from nine Think Tanks in 2016. We invite you to feed back on this Agenda; and to offer concrete examples of Housing Plus. We can add these to our Case Study document.

The core argument for Housing Plus is that social landlords working in low-income communities improve their social business by investing in the social needs of communities beyond merely bricks and mortar. Landlords have a duty of care towards their tenants and their property. Social landlords offer a landlord model that makes rented housing work for low-income communities.