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The margins of public space – muslims and social housing in England

David Cheesman


This paper investigates Muslims’ perceptions of the housing services provided to them, and the extent to which these meet their religious needs and aspirations. It draws on evidence from surveys published by the Housing Corporation in 2004 of 10,000 housing association tenants and 7,000 housing association staff, two studies commissioned by North London Muslim Housing Association of Muslim residents in Hackney (2001) and Kensington and Chelsea (2004), a review of Muslim housing experiences commissioned by the Housing Corporation in 2002 and published in 2005, and an unpublished review of Bangladeshi residents in Aston, Birmingham, conducted in 2005.


DOI: 10.3351/ppp.0001.0001.0006