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Brian Doucet, Rianne van Melik, and Pierre Filion

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529218961

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529218961.001.0001

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The COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact of Poor-Quality Housing on Occupants in the UK

The COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact of Poor-Quality Housing on Occupants in the UK

(p.109) Ten The COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact of Poor-Quality Housing on Occupants in the UK
Volume 2: Housing and Home

Philip Brown

Rachel Armitage

Leanne Monchuk

Dillon Newton

Brian Robson

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This chapter focuses on how housing inequalities have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on interviews with households living in poor-quality housing and investigates how pre-existing housing conditions amplify residents' experiences of that housing. It also covers physical characteristics of dwellings, such as damp and heating problems, and social aspects that include dealing with landlords and not enough space. The chapter highlights mental health challenges that are amplified by poor-quality housing, which are largely caused by people spending most of their time at home with substandard conditions that are ever-present in their lives. It highlights key findings from the new rapid empirical research undertaken within the UK, presenting the concerns, impacts, and lived experiences of both residents and professionals dealing with poor-quality housing.

Keywords:   housing inequalities, COVID-19, COVID pandemic, poor-quality housing, mental health challenges, substandard housing

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