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'Changing the Mix': Contestation Surrounding the Public Housing Stock Transfer Process in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania

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Jacobs, KA and Marston, G and Darcy, M, 'Changing the Mix': Contestation Surrounding the Public Housing Stock Transfer Process in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, Urban Policy and Research, 22, (3) pp. 249-263. ISSN 0811-1146 (2004) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/0811114042000269281

Abstract

This article presents the findings of a study examining the rationale and practices of stock transfer from state housing authorities to community housing associations in three Australian states—Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. It begins with an analysis of the policy context that has informed debates about housing management and supply options in Australia. The main section of the article draws on written documentation and interviews with policy actors and tenants in each of the case studies to highlight the conflicts and tensions that surface in moves to reconfigure the management of public housing. Alongside a brief discussion about the policy themes that emerge from the findings, it is suggested in the conclusion that the continuing contestation and uncertainty about the stock transfer process is symptomatic of the national ‘policy vacuum’ about the future direction of public housing in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:community housing associations, stock transfer process, public housing
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Demography
Research Field:Family and Household Studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
Author:Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:30043
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-29
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