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Under-occupation project in the East of England

The NHF East of England has commissioned this work as part of a wider project to quantify the potential to meet housing need in the region and to provide landlords and other partners with tools to address the issue. The strategic aim of this work is to quantify the potential from tackling under-occupation in social housing. The study will collect data from social landlords in the region and carry out analysis to draw out key information.

The NHF East of England is the trade body for housing associations in England with over 1200 members. In the East of England it has nearly 170 housing associations who own and manage almost 200,000 homes on behalf of 450,000 people, about one in 12 of the regional population. The NHF East of England has commissioned this work as part of a wider project to quantify the potential to meet housing need in the region through tackling under-occupation in social housing and to provide landlord and other partners with tools to address the issue. It will demonstrate to stakeholders such as CLG the contribution of housing associations and local authorities to helping them meet housing need.

The research forms one stage in the wider project. It involves a survey of social landlords in the region and analysis of the results. The findings will be published in a short paper which draws out key messages and highlights good practice. This will be promoted within the region and nationally during 2010.

Research into underoccupation in the East of England

This report, commissioned by the National Housing Federation Eastern Region, presents the findings from research into underoccupation in the East of England. The project comprised a review of the literature and current research, interviews with local stakeholders and a web based survey of all housing providers in the region. The results were then used by the NHF to produce a glossy campaigning report which was launched in Cambridge on 26 July 2009.

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National Housing Federation

Project Start Date

1st August 2009