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