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Rapid evidence review of the research literature on the impact of worsening affordability

The National Housing and Planning Advice Unit (NHPAU) Board commissioned the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to undertake a rapid evidence assessment of the effects of worsening market housing affordability on the demand for affordable housing, with particular emphasis on social housing as part of its research programme.

The purpose of the literature review was to assess what was already known on the topic and identify gaps in that knowledge. The outcome was twofold; the review creates a more informed debate concerning the total costs and benefits of house building, while at the same time providing a fuller understanding of the social and economic costs of restricting house building.


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Sarah Monk

Gemma Burgess

Anna Clarke

Christine Whitehead

Alan Holmans

Publication Date

1st July 2008