Right to a Home


198 pages | Hardback

ISBN: 978 0 85124 3993



Labour Housing Group

Published in 1984, Right to a Home offered a radical blueprint for housing policies. Written by socialists active in the Labour Housing Group, it argued that the Labour Party must effectively challenge the Tories’ appalling record on housing by advancing an imaginative alternative system.

Starting from the principle of the right to a home for all members of the community, the Labour Housing Group spelt out an approach to a collection of tangled problems: funding for council and owner occupied housing; discrimination against women; housing and race; private landlords; design and standards and housing renewal. Encouragement for housing co-ops and the roles for housing associations also came under the spotlight.