council housing


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council housing

n (Brit) → alloggi mpl popolari
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A string of visitors has already visited the display, which looks at the story of council housing past, present and future through the eyes of the people who built the houses and those who made them their home.
AN exhibition launched at Newcastle City Library is the first in a series of activities to celebrate the centenary of council housing.
If you spot the deliberate mistake on display in the City Library, say what you think it is on the 100 Years of Council Housing Facebook group and you'll be entered in a prize draw.
A century ago this week, a Liberal government passed The Addison Act, forcing every local authority to build council housing. It was part of David Lloyd George's Homes Fit For Heroes campaign sparked by concerns over the shocking physical condition of many First World War army recruits.
SNP resources spokesman Alex Nicoll said: "The administration promised big on delivering housing in this city, but we know that they are already long behind schedule - both in terms of affordable housing and council housing.
"We are working to build more council housing and provide an appropriate mix of homes to meet the needs of people in the borough and are prioritising the development of affordable and low cost rental properties."
Conservative shadow cabinet member for housing Gary Sambrook said the extension to the residency rule to five years is in line with other councils and "gives those with a long-term link to this city priority in the allocation of council housing".
"The council is the largest provider of council housing in the whole country with plans to build an additional 1800 council houses.
Council housing should always only be for those who have circumstances that mean they can't rent privately or buy - single parent families with no income, elderly, those with limiting disabilities.
It is all part of the slow death of council housing.
As did most of the population - in 1979, 42 per cent of Britain lived in council housing. Today, that figure is just eight per cent.

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