An important contribution to the body of knowledge on race and housing. It is an excellent resource for housing policy-makers and practitioners alike and has equal value for all researchers/professionals involved in wider programmes for social inclusion and regeneration.
Cambridge University Press
This is an accessible and well-informed collection on race and housing, which must enthusiastically welcomed. It deserves to find a readership among students, researchers and practitioners.
This valuable collection brings together contributions from many of the researchers who have done most to increase the range and complexity of our knowledge of contemporary issues of housing and "race" in the UK... A major strength of the book is the emphasis many contributions give to policy recommendations for a more inclusive approach. Reducing constraints, increasing choice and empowering BME communities is the central message.
This volume sets out to define the characteristics of social exclusion more accurately, by focusing its attention on housing...The range of topics tackled is comprehensive. Some chapters are first-rate. The authors offer an unusually frank appraisal of the performance of housing organisations in appointing senior minority staff... Andy Steele's contribution on black young people is revelatory and Martin Pearl and Roger Zetter's report on asylum should be a wake-up call to ministers... As a series of pointers to important issues in the nexus between housing and equality [this book] works.
This timely series of essays has been brought together by two professors with extensive experience of researching housing and ethnic relations... The book makes a valuable contribution to current debates... Its readers will be left feeling that this is a challenge for everyone to take up.
From the dereliction of our worst social housing estates to the hidden poverty of the lower end of the private housing market, black and ethnic minority people are trapped in the worst living conditions as this collection makes clear. The authors throw light on a number of still-concealed discriminatory housing practices, such as social housing landlords failing to deal with racial harassment, institutional racism in the employment of staff and the central role that housing plays in the exclusion of refugees. There are also sound analyses of the housing needs of people from ethnic minorities, including Asian elders.