A detailed analysis of causes and costs of homelessness and the Government’s response.
Two briefings published in 2017 from the Crook Public Service Fellows on homelessness can be found here.
A radical rethink of the incentives that stop the elderly selling their large homes to avoid care costs. Proposes sharing the sale proceeds to give incentives to move and for providers to create attractive care alternatives.
The report argues that the City Regions (LEPS, Mayors, LAs) have limited appetite but could do more to increase the supply of social housing and improve the quality of in the private rented sector.
An update that builds on the ideas from the Building Homes Faster Report published in May. It looks in more detail about the removal of 'hope value' . Click here to read an update written in March 2018
This analysis, undertaken by Savills, sets out how local authorities could deliver at least 15,000 more homes were they able to manage their HRA business plans according to the existing local government Prudential Code.
The Goverment sets out how it wishes to build more homes of the type and in the location that meet people's aspirations.
The Ed Panel have not reviewed the HWP given the volume of published commentary. This short piece from Inside Housing by Matthew Bailles, whilst not specific to the HWP, does provide a viewpoint on the difficulty policy makers face. This blog by Ian Mulheirn offers an alternative view; he argues that there is not a chronic undersupply of housing.
Makes the case to increase the amount of land that is available to build on, speed up development and bring in new suppliers of housing. References the German model of land assembly. Suggests a bond funded Grenfell commission should build 1/2m new affordable homes.
The topic of ‘land banking’ has become increasingly politicised as the housing crisis has worsened. Housebuilders stand accused of not building on the land for which they have planning permission and of not building it out as quickly as they could. This report explores the issue with the benefit of new 2017 Barbour ABI data.
This report recommends that housing associations work more closely to boost the public’s understanding of shared ownership, that the application process should be improved and that a Help to Buy-style Government publicity drive should raise awareness and demand.
This report aims to inform policy development in housing through a study
of the different forms of regulation used in Ireland, and comparison of
their effectiveness with existing approaches in England.
Looks at partnerships between the private sector, housing associations and public sector organisations with the aim of increasing the supply of new homes of all types are a vital part of the effort to tackle the housing crisis.
This report pitched the potential for residential property companies to bring development expertise and development finance to working with local authorities, which can use planning powers, land banks and long-term pension funding to cut housing shortages.
A hugely useful report into the housing landscape and the current national and local government housing strategies and interaction with various public bodies. It also covers trends in housing and provides an array of relevant statistics.