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This research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to better understand the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing associations and the associated sale of higher value local authority stock.

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

  • the number of homes likely to be sold through RTB and associated ‘high value’ local authority housing sell-off
  • the likely number of low cost rented lettings which would be lost
  • based on current patterns, where would low-income households who would have occupied these properties live instead (inlcuding particular consideration of the private rented sector and hidden households)
  • what would the likely impact of this be on poverty and the housing benefit bill?