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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This paper examines residual income measures to investigate the impact of housing association rents on individual household’s capacity to afford an adequate standard of living.

The paper compares these findings with those for the rent-to-income measure which look only at housing affordability. Rent-to-income ratio and residual income measures for new tenants in general needs dwellings are examined by region, household type and bedsize from 2002/03 to 2007/08.


Connie Tang

Publication Date

16th December 2009