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Projects commencing in 2006.
A review of Low Cost Home Ownership policies in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a review of Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO) policies in Wales. The aims of the project were: to assess the effectiveness of LCHO schemes in meeting their stated policy objectives; to assess whether LCHO schemes have wider, or unforeseen consequences on local housing markets and problems; and to advise on whether LCHO schemes were meeting their stated objectives, or whether revisions to the schemes were required, within the policy flexibility available to the Welsh Assembly Government.

A review of Welsh social landlords’ approaches to maximising choice in letting accommodation

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a review of lettings systems in use by social housing landlords in Wales, which were either choice-based or in which choice was an important component part.

An approach to affordable housing to inform the East Midlands Regional Plan

This project reviewed alternative methodologies for determining the proportion of new dwellings that should be affordable in order to select a preferred approach for the East Midlands. Once this was agreed, the project produced affordable housing targets for the region and for the sub-regional housing markets separately.

Estimating rates of return on private sector rents

The original reason for this research was to assess the extent to which it would be appropriate to use lower quartile house prices as a surrogate for private rents in regional and local analysis in the light of the difficulties in obtaining Rent Officer Service data on the rents they determine for Housing Benefit purposes.

Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects

CCHPR was part of a consortium evaluating the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects. These aimed to develop comprehensive approaches to neighbourhood renewal through major changes to the housing stock and tenure / income mix, improvements to the environment and action to reduce worklessness and crime. Whilst previous housing and regeneration programmes have included tenure and income diversification, the MCI aimed to do this further and faster to achieve genuine and sustainable change in disadvantaged areas.

Housing association rents and service charges for supported housing and housing for older people

Average housing association rents and service charges for the combined categories, supported housing and housing for older people , by local authority area were collected by the Housing Corporation for the first time in 2005. This project looked in detail at these figures.

Modelling the future take-up of low-cost home ownership products

This was a two stage project. Stage 1 involved modelling tenure choice using a logit model and data from CORE pooled with Survey of English Housing over 6 years; Stage 2 involved entering the coefficients from the logit model onto an Excel spreadsheet in order to enable scenario planning and sensitivity testing. The outputs allowed DCLG to estimate the likely take-up of different low-cost home ownership products.

More households to be housed – where is the increase in households coming from?

This project updated analysis of the Government's 2006 household projections; examining the elements making up the growth; the robustness of the projections; and their implications for housing requirements.

Sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway

CCHPR worked in a multi-disciplinary team with others across the university to carry out this piece of research looking at sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway.

Understanding demographic, spatial and economic impacts on future affordable housing demand

The research will use both primary and secondary data to understand how demographic, spatial and economic changes will impact on affordable housing demand now and in the future (over the next 5 / 10 / 20 years). It will then use this understanding to inform key business and policy decisions and help develop the Housing Corporation’s market intelligence, in particular focusing on future investment decisions, viability of existing stock and future markets and options for potential new products.