Homes fit for Heroes Centenary Conference: Learning from 1919

Event date: 18th July 2019

Type of Event: Local History Event

Event Location: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

To commemorate the centenary of the passage of the 1919 Housing Act and the Homes fit for Heroes programme that it inaugurated, the Learning from 1919 Steering Group in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research are pleased to announce a one day conference to be held at the IHR on the 18 July 2019. 

The conference will explore new historical perspectives on the 1919 Housing Act and the housing that was built under its provisions (and those of subsequent Acts in 1923 and 1924), which established the principle of state-subsidised social housing for the next 60 years, as well as wider themes in social/council housing policy and design across the centenary period, and look towards the future of housing in the next century.