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Most Housing Associations operate in just one local authority area but a handful of the largest operate in over 100 districts in England. Meanwhile local authorities are encouraged to transfer their stock to Housing Associations through large scale stock transfer, creating a new form of housing association, the large association with all its stock in one local authority. This Sector Study examines the distribution of RSLs and their stock at the local authority level. It finds some areas where the fragmented distribution of stock between many HAs could inhibit efficient local provision, while in other areas the domination of local provision by one or two associations could diminish tenant choice, another important factor in current housing policy.


Caroline Kiddle

Publication Date

1st January 2001