Unlike "public housing" the term social housing may include a wider range of cases including the significant earlier history of private social housing, e.g. Tower Buildings in Brooklyn, 1879.
PRIVATE SOCIAL HOUSING
@tmccormick to @fishmanpet @tdfischer_: govt contracting for affordable units in private developments is how France mostly does it:
The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger the Rich") as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and in the coming years the area expanded with various streets, small squares and a church. The gates were locked at night, so the Fuggerei was, in its own right, very similar to a small independent medieval town. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest social housing project in the world. .
Interesting short history of over a century of social housing from the House of Commons Library
YIMBYwiki previously lived next to US's 1st and 1st public housing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Houses and then1st model tenement, the Tower Buildings, 1877 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/realestate/12scap.html
- Gray, Christoper. "Architectural Wealth, Built for the Poor." New York Times. 10 Oct, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/realestate/12scap.html.
[on the Tower Buildings, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 1879 -- considered the 1st US model tenement].
- UK House of Commons. short history of over a century of social housing from the House of Commons Library. http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/olympic-britain/housing-and-home-life/build-it-up-sell-it-off/.
- Wikipedia. "First Houses." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Houses.