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Promoting homeownership at the margins: the experience of low-cost homeownership purchasers in regeneration areas

Citation
McKee K (2010) Promoting homeownership at the margins: the experience of low-cost homeownership purchasers in regeneration areas. People, Place & Policy Online, 4 (2), pp. 38-49. https://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0004.0002.0001

Abstract
An important element of Scottish housing policy in recent years has been the use of tenure-mix as a regeneration strategy. This has been achieved through Low-Cost Initiatives for First Time Buyers (LIFT), which includes schemes such as shared equity and shared ownership. Yet in-depth interviews with individuals who purchased properties through these schemes, suggests they pose a number of problems and challenges. In turn, this raises the important public policy question of whether it is appropriate for the Scottish Government to encourage low-income households to become homeowners in the first place.

Notes
This was accepted for publication at previous university so not 100% sure of date of acceptance

Journal
People, Place & Policy Online: Volume 4, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)McKee, Kim
FundersUniversity of Glasgow
Publication date29/07/2010
Publication date online01/07/2010
Date accepted by journal03/01/2010
PublisherSheffield Hallam University
ISSN1753-8041
eISSN1753-8041
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