Living a Life in Social Housing: A Report from the Real London Lives Project

Julie Joyce Rugg, Leonie Kellaher

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report presents findings from 54 qualitative interviews with housing association tenants living in London. Respondents were below pension credit age and not living in supported housing. The report used a 'pathways' approach to understand the longer-term role of social housing in people's lives, and addressed the issues of over-crowding and under-occupation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherCentre for Housing Policy, University of York
Commissioning bodyg15 housing associations
Number of pages68
ISBN (Print)987-0-9929500-3-3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2014


  • social housing
  • life course
  • bedroom tax
  • Welfare

Cite this