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How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

Sep 17, 2015

Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and plans, and what happens in practice.

Housing policy in a theoretical context

Aug 18, 2015

This academic article by Alan Murie and Peter Williams in the journal Housing Studies explores Jim Kemeny’s political tenure strategies argument via a long view of the evolution of housing policy in the UK. The paper argues for a more refined approach. It has been published on line in August 2015.

A book co-authored by Michael Oxley has just been published in Russian

Jul 14, 2015

Bridging the gap between social and market rented housing in six European countries” by Marietta Haffner Joris Hoekstra, Michael Oxley and Harry van der Heijden was originally published by IOS Press in the Netherlands

The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

Jul 07, 2015

New research out today looks at the possible impact of different types of rent controls in the private rented sector. The project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of six different rent control options, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.

Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Jul 06, 2015

The lack of coherent national data on homelessness makes measuring the true scale of youth homelessness a real challenge. This in turn presents a challenge for those trying to end homelessness and for government to ensure effective allocation of funding so that young people receive the support they need. Most data currently collected by governments across the UK relate to the statutory homeless; those found eligible for help under the Main Homelessness Duty. However, this provides only a limited picture of the scale of homelessness. Centrepoint commissioned us to carry out this research to produce an up-to-date estimate of the number of young people aged 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness during the course of a year.

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