Social Housing Sound Archive is a collection of audio recordings made by myself A.J. Holmes
Although I have a keen interest in the history of social housing in general my primary concern for this website is British council housing, prioritising estates in London which have been identified as part of the local council's 'regeneration' schemes and are currently undergoing / under threat of full or partial demolition. My aim is to document these environments and most importantly the communities that live there and their campaigns to save their homes.
’Social Housing’ is an umbrella term referring to rental housing which is owned and managed by local authorities or by non-profit organisations (such as housing associations) initially built to house the ‘deserving poor’, working class and now intended to be let at low rents to those who are most in need.