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.
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 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.
The latest state-of-the-nation report, led by Heriot-Watt University for Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has called for urgent action to address the impact of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) freeze amongst those living on the lowest incomes
This research had two key aims: to contribute to an understanding of what helps people to move closer to, enter or sustain employment and to demonstrate the value of housing association investment in employment related support for residents.
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.
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 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
ESPON ACPA will investigate the effectiveness of policies and initiatives to develop age-friendly cities and initiatives that support “ageing in place” in eight cities and city-regions. ACPA’s results will directly feed into the adaptation and development of policies and action plans related to age-friendly cities and social programmes including post-2020 cohesion policy.
This report builds on evidence collected in the NHC’s year-long longitudinal study of its membership across the North collecting evidence on their tenants, their organisation and their experience of dealing with the Department for Work and Pensions. It also reflects on other studies throughout the roll out and anecdotal evidence from member consultation events.
A NAO review into the £178billion (estimated total value) of central government-owned land and property and the policy to sell assets which no longer serve a public purpose, or that purpose can be more efficiently realised through its transfer to private or non-government hands.
This briefing provides a thematic summary of post-presentation discussions by stakeholders who attended the event organised by CaCHE on 15 January 2019 as part of its ongoing collaborative work with the Department for Communities Northern Ireland
This interim report of the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) proposes a new measure of housing affordability in England. Rather than focusing on market rents and house prices it defines and measures housing affordability as being what people can afford, be it to rent or to buy.
A technical report to establish the amount of affordable housing funding that affordable housing providers (both housing associations and councils) need to meet the targets included in the draft new London Plan
Research from the National Housing Federation that states that the Government must invest £12.8bn a year to start a nationwide housebuilding programme of around 1.45 million social homes to rent and shared ownership properties to buy across the country.
This report identifies a range of different organisations, described as social lettings agencies (SLAs), that are seeking to improve the options available to low-income or vulnerable households in the private rented sector (PRS).
This report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government, those who are tasked with actually implementing the policy and supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
It’s a little over 10 years since the Government’s Housing for Older People strategy Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods was published. This report concludes that there is no national direction and an urgent need to provide a fresh approach
This working paper which focuses on systems thinking, system archetypes, mental models and complexity as key components to understanding how systems work. These ideas are then applied to housing, both in terms of existing housing research using systems thinking, but also applying some of the classic systems ideas to housing anew.
Homeowners have the advantage of some equity in their property – a lot in some areas, not much in other places – and this can be used to pay for a “rightsizing” move or for making their current home more comfortable. But what about those older people who are tenants, renting in either the social or private rented sector (PRS)?
The first in a series of papers to inform a fresh start for housing delivery in London. They capture the discussions from four high-level roundtables which brought together academics, policymakers, planners and civil society organisations to identify areas of consensus and develop bold proposals for the next mayoral term.
This report emphasises the importance of well-designed, purpose built new homes that enable people to play a more active role in their communities as they age.
This evidence review explores research into tenant participation in social housing (local authorities and housing associations). It discusses conceptual issues, approaches to tenant participation and how these have changed over time, and perceptions of the purpose, drivers, barriers, and benefits of tenant participation for different groups.
This report is an international evidence review designed to inform empirical knowledge and policy thinking regarding housing wealth inequality in Scotland. It complements the new empirical work of the Resolution Foundation, also for the Poverty and Inequality Commission.
This summary report captures the main findings from two connected pieces of research an international evidence review conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow representing the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence and Policy Scotland and empirical analysis of the most recent data, produced by the Resolution Foundation
This report explores the changing policy and regulatory landscape of the private rented sector in the UK. This is the first output from our collaboration with TDS Charitable Foundation and the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust
The second in a series of papers to inform a fresh start for housing delivery in London. They capture the discussions from four high-level roundtables which brought together academics, policymakers, planners and civil society organisations to identify areas of consensus and develop bold proposals for the next mayoral term
The third in a series of papers to inform a fresh start for housing delivery in London. They capture the discussions from four high-level roundtables which brought together academics, policymakers, planners and civil society organisations to identify areas of consensus and develop bold proposals for the next mayoral term.
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.