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Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

This short piece of research, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to better understand likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing associations and the associated sale of higher value local authority stock.

This research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to better understand the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing associations and the associated sale of higher value local authority stock.

It drew on a range of data sources in order to explore:

  • the number of homes likely to be sold through RTB and associated ‘high value’ local authority housing sell-off
  • the likely number of low cost rented lettings which would be lost
  • based on current patterns, where would low-income households who would have occupied these properties live instead (inlcuding particular consideration of the private rented sector and hidden households)
  • what would the likely impact of this be on poverty and the housing benefit bill?

Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

This report, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the impact of the extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, and the sale of higher value local authority dwellings, which will provide the funding for the Right to Buy. The analysis first estimates the likely scale of uptake of both schemes, and then looks at the impact on lettings, rents, poverty and welfare costs.

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Funder

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Project Start Date

17th September 2015