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FAQ

A few answers to the questions that seem to underlie news coverage of social housing.

What is social housing?

How do housing subsidies work?

Why don’t social housing tenants move on? Why do they think they have “homes for life?”

Why do social housing tenants think of their unit as “theirs?” Doesn’t it belong to taxpayers?

What are middle-income people doing in social housing? Aren’t they ripping off the system?