The main aim of this study is to ascertain the progress in implementing the actions contained within the BME Housing Action Plan for Wales, by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and social landlords in Wales.
The research was carried out between December 2004 and May 2005. This paper discusses some of the main findings from the systematic review of BME housing strategies and action plans covering 22 local authorities and 32 housing associations in Wales.
It was clear from all aspects of the research that the WAG's BME Housing Action Plan for Wales is having a positive impact on the profile and awareness of BME housing issues in Wales. However, the degree and extent of progress varied throughout Wales.
BME housing issues have a high profile in the social housing sector in Wales. It is important that this positive profile is maintained and does not lose momentum due to increasing and competing priorities.
Currently, the lack of incentives for compliance (and penalties for non‐compliance) presents a potential disincentive to the long‐term sustainability of the present enthusiasm and momentum on BME housing issues in Wales.
This research is the first to evaluate the progress made by social landlords in implementing the WAG's BME Housing Action Plan for Wales.
Duncan, R. and Mortimer, J. (2008), "Review of social landlords' implementation of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Housing Action Plan for Wales", Property Management, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/02637470810866705
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