Thinkhouse is a free online library of research pieces, policy publications and case studies that propose ways to increase the amount and quality of the UK's housing stock and the related economic, social and community benefits of doing this. The site is curated by an independent panel of experts who select the best and most innovative reports for particular attention in our Must Read section. To promote and encourage a new generation of researchers the panel have created an Early Career Researcher's competition. Users can contact us to subscribe to the weekly email update and for speech writes we have a bite size facts page.
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The impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision across Great Britain
The homelessness response to COVID-19 has seen extraordinary action taken across Great Britain to get everyone into safe accommodation during the pandemic. Based on survey responses with voluntary sector organisations and in-depth interviews with local authorities across Great Britain, this research tracks the response of services and the changing support needs of people facing homelessness between March and September 2020.
The City is Ours! How to Regulate Airbnb in the Face of a Housing Crisis
This paper gives the state of play on the role of short-term rental platforms, their growth and their impact on the housing sector in Europe and the legislative battles being fought at local, national and European level, and goes on to analyse the changes in the short-term rental sector in the light of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the housing market.
Shared ownership (England): the fourth tenure?
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains how shared ownership housing operates in England. It outlines Government policies to extend shared ownership, including proposals for a new national model for shared ownership and a new right to shared ownership for housing association tenants. The paper also examines the key barriers to extending shared ownership.
Thinking outside the box – exploring innovations in affordable home ownership
This report clarifies how government sponsored and market based ‘affordable’ products have worked to date and what can be done to improve the current situation. The clear message is that the government needs to step up if the full potential of government and market based schemes is to be realised over the next few years.