|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to make further and better provision with respect to the clearance or improvement of unhealthy areas, the repair or demolition of insanitary houses and the housing of persons of the working classes; to amend the Housing Act, 1925, the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, and the other enactments relating to housing subsidies; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.|
|Citation||20 & 21 George 5 c.39|
|Royal assent||1 August 1930|
|Text of the Housing Act 1930 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
The Housing Act 1930, 20 & 21 George 5 c.39, otherwise known as the Greenwood Act, is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It encouraged mass slum clearance and councils to set to work to demolish poor quality housing and replace it with new build. Subsidies for general housing, were given, these were calculated on the number of people rehoused not the number of properties demolished. 'Back to back' housing had finally ended.
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