|Affordable housing, social exclusion
In many countries, acceptable homes cannot be afforded by the low-incomed unless subsidised rent 'affordable housing' or 'social housing' is made available. Builders and developers of new social housing face a financial problem examined on this site of somehow subsidising their rents as with housing grants or maybe using cheaper prefab housing. see Social Housing Need
Social housing developers need successful bidding strategies appropriate to today's everchanging bidding situations as in England UK. With the main grant funders now favouring fewer bigger developers, there is increasing grant bidding competition for England UK housing grant bidding advice see Bids And needed new affordable housing or 'social housing' will generally only be developed if the developers, subsidy providers and others involved are satisfied that a proposed new development project is financially viable and is good value for money. see Development Appraisal
Some areas may get excessive demand for affordable housing while others get unsustainable low demand, as when social rents are set way below low-market rents in some areas and close to low-market rents in other areas especially when low-income families face relocation difficulty that prevents natural corrections from working. see Development Problems
Social housing development for the low-incomed will tend towards concentrating unemployed, welfare dependant and problem families in a disadvantaged socially excluded sub-society. This often involves housing problems including non-sustainability in developed countries like the UK - needing appropriate social inclusion strategies. see Social Exclusion
NOTE : I have had some good visits to RSLs and others to advise on their grant bidding and/or use of the GoScheme project appraiser. Good user feedback allowed more improvement of GoScheme. As well as RSL users, some UK local authorities also have decided to use it for assessing their no-grant own-stock rehabilitation housing projects, as also have some non-registered LSVT housing associations. Updated bidding strategies are needed appropriate to today's competitive and everchanging bidding situations as in England with ADP funding heading for less LAs and less developers, with LASHG out and ALMOs, GROs and RHGs in. I remain the best available expert on project appraisal and grant bidding in England. Vincent Wilmot
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