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This research aims 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.

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

  • How many homes are likely to be sold through RTB and associated ‘high value’ local authority housing sell-off
  • How many low cost rented lettings will be lost
  • Based on current patterns, where will low-income households who would have occupied these properties live instead (PRS? Hidden households?)
  • What is the likely impact of this on poverty and the housing benefit bill?

CCHPR Contact


Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Project Start Date

17th September 2015