Social Housing is provided by the government or nonprofit organizations for those with particular needs or a low income, and introduced to improve the devastating amount of homelessness throughout the 19th century. Housing associations such as SHAL continue today to provide and support those in need. Despite its genuine intentions, social housing has become stigmatised.
Those living in social housing feel targeted for where they live, with a sense of shame attached to their tenancy. It is of the upmost importance that the stigma of social housing is removed, to reaffirm that “My tenancy does not define who I am.”
We’d like to know what you think about the stigmatisation of social housing and its tenants. What do you think about the government’s green paper published yesterday?