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Social Housing Allocations

Professor Michael Oxley: keynote speaker at the 2017 Social Impact Festival
Mike Oxley will be a keynote speaker at the Social Impact Festival's Impact School: Home on Wednesday 19 July at the UWA Business School
Fundamental review of housing allocations policy in Northern Ireland
The Housing Division of the Department for Social Development (DSD) commissioned a research project designed to make a significant contribution to a fundamental review of social housing allocations in Northern Ireland. The purpose of the review was to ensure that the processes of applying for and letting social housing make the most effective use of scarce public resources in identifying and meeting housing need, within the context of broader government priorities.
Local authority CORE data imputation and weighting methodology study
This research, commissioned by Communities and Local Government, considered how to adjust for missing local authority data within the Continuous Recording of Lettings (LA CORE) system.
Promoting mixed communities through balanced lettings and asset management
The aims of the project, carried out for the Tenant Services Authority and Communities and Local Government, were to understand how to achieve a better balance between allocating social homes to the most needy, and preserving or improving the mix of the housing stock, in particular through balanced lettings and asset management policies. The project conducted 30 qualitative interviews with Chief Executives of RSLs and ALMOs and local authority Directors of Housing.
Choice based lettings in Yorkshire and the Humber
This project was commissioned by the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber to undertake a study to inform stakeholders about the resource and service delivery implications of implementing CBL in high demand and rural areas in Yorkshire and the Humber. It used Harrogate district council as a feasibility case study.
The Impact of a pan-London choice based lettings scheme on homelessness and temporary accommodation
The Association of London Government commissioned a short research project in order to understand the possible implications of a Pan-London CBL scheme for the management of homelessness and temporary accommodation. The key objective of the project was to understand how the offer of different proportions of available lettings for inter-borough moves might impact on the ability of individual boroughs to meet their statutory responsibilities for homeless households, and how this might impact on homeless households themselves.
A review of Welsh social landlords’ approaches to maximising choice in letting accommodation
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a review of lettings systems currently in use by social housing landlords in Wales, which are either choice-based or in which choice is an important component part.
Evaluating the choice based lettings pilots in England
This was a major project commissioned by DCLG to evaluate the 27 Choice Based Lettings pilots in England. The project was led by the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University, and the project report was published by DCLG (then ODPM).
Choice based lettings in Sunderland: An evaluation
This project was commissioned by Sunderland Housing Group, to evaluate the Group’s Choice Based Lettings scheme.