Originally posted on June 10 on Inside Edge 2, my blog for Inside Housing
What is the future of social housing? Does it even have a future?
Those were the big questions posed at a conference in Birmingham last week organised by Housing & Care 21 and the University of Birmingham. The answer to the first one revolved around a concept drawn from the academic literature: hybridity, or the ability of organisations to operate in the triangle between public, commercial and community interests. As to the second, yes… but it depends.