Practical steps in rebalancing communities

Graham Martin and Judi Watkinson

How councils and housing associations can 'rebalance' communities by selling vacant properties on social rented estates.

This practical guide focuses on the practicalities and benefits of introducing mixed tenure and incomes into existing estates. It aims to provide senior policymakers and practitioners with:

  • a cost-effective way of addressing a range of estate problems;
  • a potential means of funding a change in property mix to respond to changing demand;
  • guidance on running a ‘rebalancing’ project as part of a neighbourhood renewal programme.

The guide is a follow-up to the authors’ previous report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rebalancing communities: Introducing mixed incomes into existing rented housing estates (Martin and Watkinson, 2003).

Available in electronic format only.