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Current Projects

At any one time, CCHPR will be working on a number of different research projects. The current projects are listed here.
Private rented sector and buy to let mortgage market: five year outlook
One Savings Bank (OSB) has commissioned research from CCHPR into the private rented sector and buy to let market. This will help develop a deeper understanding of the drivers of the market.
Valuing Planning Obligations
CCHPR is participating in a collaborative project entitled Research into the incidence and value of s106 and CIL. Led by the University of Liverpool, the project is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
University of Cambridge Housing Needs
This project will analyse the housing needs of staff at the University of Cambridge. It will use primary data to assess the current housing arrangements of staff and the affordability of housing. In addition, the project will also explore what staff accommodation is provided by the Colleges.
Building Better Opportuities - New Horizons
CCHPR has been commissioned to evaluate the New Horizons programme. New Horizons combines elements of financial inclusion, digital inclusion and employability delivered by employees hosted delivered from hubs in Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Cambridge with rural outreach.
Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned CCHPR to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. The project explored whether taxation could be used to incentivise private landlords to improve the affordability, conditions or security of rented housing.
Research into Letting Agents Fees to Tenants in Wales
The Welsh Government funded CCHPR's research into fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector across Wales
Shared housing for non-resident parents
Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.
Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?
This research explores why older households move in later life and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considers what the house building sector can learn from their experience.