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2016

Projects commencing in 2016
Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Anna Clarke is working with Cambridge Policy Consultants as an advisor on their evaluation of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Housing and Poverty Programme.

Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Community Housing Cymru and the Welsh Local Government Association have commissioned CCHPR to undertake a study into viable housing models for single people only entitled to the housing benefit shared accommodation rate.

Shared Ownership: Ugly sister or Cinderella?

Shared ownership has been in operation for over 35 years and forms an established part of the UK housing landscape. It makes up a substantial and increasing proportion of new-build Affordable Housing, and is now set to be further expanded.

Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

This project aimed to increase the usage of our recent research to develop an optimal method to estimate household income distributions at the very local level.

New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

This research was conducted in partnership with University College London (UCL).

Poverty, evictions and forced moves

This project was awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations. The final report was published in July 2017.

Provision of expert advice on UK Housing Statistics

CCHPR is providing expert advice to the Regulatory Arm of the UK Statistics Authority in its review of Housing Statistics.

Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector in England.

A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment

This project, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, explored the role of SME investment in the private rented sector. It aimed to raise the profile of this part of the PRS, adding to the understanding of its impact and to inform policy discussion.

Shared Ownership Plus: a review of progress and potential

Thames Valley commissioned a review of their Shared Ownership Plus scheme, a shared ownership scheme which offers greater flexibility in terms of staircasing (buying further shares) for shared owners.

Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.

The impacts of family support on access to homeownership for young people in the UK

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) commissioned CCHPR to undertake research that focused on the relationship between parental background and young people’s access to homeownership. This research formed part of SMC’s role as an advocate for social mobility in the UK, and informed the 2016 State of the Nation report to Parliament.

Other publications

The remaining publications from the year that are not listed under specific projects - eg related journal articles by CCHPR researchers.

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NHBC publish 'Moving insights from the over-55s. What homes do they buy?'

Dec 11, 2017

The over-55s are an important and growing segment of the new-build housing market and this report looks at the reasons why the over-55s move and what types of homes they buy.

Inisghts into housing for non-resident parents published by Commonweal Housing

Dec 11, 2017

CCHPR's research for Commonweal Housing into housing for non-resident parents exposes social injustice faced by children, where maintaining a relationship with both parents after separation may be a privilege linked to income.

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