This report recommends a historic renewal of social housing, with a 20-year programme to deliver 3.1 million more social homes. This will allow the benefits of social housing to be offered much more widely – providing both security for those in need and a step up for young families trying to get on and save for their future.
This report is part of a series on housing in England, including Housing in England: overview (2017) and Homelessness (2018). It assesses how effectively MHCLG supports the planning regime/Planning Inspectorate to provide the right homes in the right places.
The URBED Trust were commissioned to provide a set of case studies on affordable housing internationally, which we have presented in the form of a short report, drawing on previous visits by Nicholas Falk to some inspiring cities, and existing publications on social and affordable housing. While this is not a fully comprehensive review, we have benefitted from comments from local experts, and introductions from Dr Nicky Morrison at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. We hope it will encourage more visits to learn from what other cities have done to tackle similar issues to the ones we face in England.
Capital Economics has been commissioned by Shelter to provide robust economic analysis on public sector expenditure on housing in England in order to inform the debate on funding more social rent housing.
Engaging and involving tenants is a core activity for council landlords and the LGA want to understand and highlight good practice, the challenges faced and any additional support required. Engagement, like housing, is under increased scrutiny across the sector presently, which is welcome and long overdue.
This report examines the development finance model for housing associations and seeks to explain why housing associations cannot just turn on the social rent taps in the current policy and economic environment without putting themselves at very considerable financial risk.
The question this report attempts to address is what are the current arrangements for ensuring that
common repairs are undertaken within flatted property in Scotland, and are they working?
The convergence of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), potentially game-changing assistive technologies and big data analytics constitutes a golden opportunity to rethink the outlook for ageing populations, especially in terms of housing.
This report set out to answer three questions: Do higher rents disincentivise residents from finding work or working more hours? Is this disincentive exacerbated by housing benefit? What other factors contribute to residents’ decisions to find work or increase their hours.
This report, whilst acknowledging successful community-led schemes, also strives to identify how support for CLTs can be implemented more effectively in the future.
As part of St Mungo's Home for Good campaign, they issued Freedom of Information requests to 135 local areas to learn more about how funding for their floating support services has changed over the past five years.
In this short briefing the NHF outline the key findings from their analysis that shows the positive impact that social rent could make to households in relative poverty after housing costs who are paying a market rent in the private rented sector.
This research finds that mainstream housing developers can successfully deliver sustainable homes and communities at scale that produce high-quality living environments. However, different levels of buy-in from residents mean that environmental and social measures need to be built into the model as far as possible from the outset.
FEANTSA member, the Y-Foundation, has published a collection of essays from leading researchers from around the world on the future of homelessness. The essays offer futures in which homelessness has been eradicated, utopias and dystopias, visions from countries such as Australia and Germany and detailed imaginings of paradigms and policy in the sector.
This report outlines the key findings of research into the trade-offs new home buyers make when finding a home and considering shared ownership, as well as explores the factors that help or hinder housing providers in expanding their offer.
This edition highlights how social housing tenants are working harder but getting poorer as they faced a continued squeeze on their incomes. It also investigate the extent to which work is providing a significant, secure route to higher living standards.
In this evidence review, CaCHE evaluate some of the key strategies of the speculative housebuilding sector, in relation to land, planning and development, drawing especially on 62 publications dating from 1997 to 2018.
Reports on the Shaping Futures program, a knowledge exchange and policy analysis initiative spanning Australia, Britain and Canada, which explored the conventional housing policy narratives that have dominated government thinking in those countries.
Whilst this report focuses on understanding the extent to which poverty and inequality have worsened in outer London in recent years, especially relative to inner London it does have a section on housing implications
This report argues that a new approach to meeting housing demand in London is required, based on the building of new places on the edge of London along five updated growth corridors
Looks at the new housing and other community implications of concentrated land ownership in Scotland.
This report shows that older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS
Examines the impact of insecurity on the lives of private rental sector tenants and explores the appetite among renters to feel in control of their homes while retaining the beneficial flexibility of the sector.
Reviews the evidence into the relationship between housing insecurity and mental health. This project was carried out by the CaCHE team based at the University of Sheffield, in partnership with Mind Cymru. Whilst the evidence-base is international, the report considers this research literature in light of the Welsh context for housing and mental health services.
This report raises important issues regarding the evaluation of housing outcomes and the setting of policy/practice objectives that are often overlooked in common approaches, notably the central role of values and who defines them.
This report investigates the additionality of affordable housing to housing supply in England. This is the extent to which an increase in affordable housing leads to an increase in overall housing supply, towards the Government target of increasing housing supply to 300,000 additional homes per annum by the mid 2020s.
This report presents the findings of a study for the Gwent Health, Social Care and Housing Partnership which researches the aspirations for appropriate housing solutions for older people in Gwent
Statisticians across the UK have been working together to help make housing and planning statistics more coherent and comparable. The work is now starting to yield results – including collaboration between statisticians in the devolved administrations and publication of experimental stats on homeless deaths in England and Wales.