See The Person - end social housing stigma
Posted on: July 19th 2021   •    Posted in: Tenants

See The Person – end social housing stigma

We are backing the See The Person campaign - but what does this mean?

Did you know there are 3.9 million households and 17% of the national total are living in social housing?

We, along with many others, feel It’s time to end social housing stereotypes and see the person.

We want to stop the stigma that surrounds people who live in social housing how? By sharing real-life accounts of those who live in social housing. We want to help to create a narrative that is positive and respectful for our tenants and we want to lead by example.

Within our community

Lauren from our communications department lived in a Havebury home from 2012 – 2015 here she shares her experience;

“I will always be grateful to Havebury for providing me with a home when I needed one most. I was a full-time university student, working part-time and had an 8-month-old son. Renting privately was not an option for me at the time. I felt Havebury was always there should I need them, and paying my rent to a considerate landlord really put my mind at ease that I wasn’t going to get evicted for no reason. Here we are 9 years later, and I am fortunate to be able to own my own home as well as work for the same company that gave me housing all those years ago.”

Tpas England have said;
“Many of our members were disappointed when actions to address the stigma and stereotyping of social housing residents didn’t feature more heavily in the recent white paper, and although there was a nod to in part of the paper, many felt this was simply not enough and more needs to be done.”
Do you have a story you want to share? Please send it to and let’s do this together 💙

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