As we head into 2023, let’s take a quick moment to travel back a few hundred years…

Portsmouth’s History of Council Housing‘ is our brand new and fully updated timeline of our social housing, originally made and last updated in 2011. It charts several centuries worth of key dates and captivating photos and ends with a view of how the service looks today in 2023.

The story you’ll read will touch on key events in recent history from slum clearance, to pre-fabs, to major housing regeneration.

We hope it provides a fascinating read for our residents.

View our history of Portsmouth City Council housing timeline

Do you know any interesting facts about the housing mentioned in the report? Or do you have any photos or stories from yours or your family’s history living in Portsmouth council housing?

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