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Read more at: Using modular housing to address acute housing needs

Using modular housing to address acute housing needs

CCHPR have been asked to provide the Centre for Homelessness Impact with an overview of current modular and container housing provision in England and to assess whether this could be an effective way to address housing needs and, in particular, homelessness. Modular homes are increasingly...


Read more at: The Shared Ownership Sector in 2020

The Shared Ownership Sector in 2020

The aim of this research was to provide an analysis of the shared ownership sector in 2020, with a focus on the supply and management side of the industry, rather than the demand side.


Read more at: More about this project

More about this project

In the first scheme of its kind in England, six modular homes have been installed on a temporary site in Cambridge to house six local people experiencing homelessness. The project is a collaboration between social enterprises Allia and New Meaning , and Jimmy’s Cambridge , a charity which provides...


Read more at: The housing market and the wider economy

The housing market and the wider economy

Our collaborative research programme for Places for People will take an in depth look at the housing market and the complexity of its relationship with society and the wider economy. The reports published for this project can be accessed through the menu on the left.


Read more at: Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads

The aim of this research, funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain, was to understand how digital technology is being used to enable new forms of shared living in the private rented sector. With a focus on the use of digital technology in shared rented accommodation, the research investigated...


Read more at: Michael Oxley: Urban Renewal Policy conference, NRU Moscow

Michael Oxley: Urban Renewal Policy conference, NRU Moscow

Prof Michael Oxley opened a conference held by the Graduate School of Urbanism, part of the NRU Higher School of Ecoonomics, Moscow in October 2018.


Read more at: Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

The Young Foundation commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme, assessing its effectiveness in supporting participating innovations to grow and achieving wider impact.


Read more at: London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation

London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation

Trust for London and Citizens UK have commissioned CCHPR to undertake the evaluation of an initiative aimed at improving housing in London for citizens on low incomes.


Read more at: Housing in young adulthood

Housing in young adulthood

Prof Mike Oxley's presentation at a policy workshop hosted by the University of Cambridge in London summarised the findings of ESRC-funded research into the housing issues faced by some young adults.


Read more at: Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned CCHPR to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. The project explored whether taxation could be used to incentivise private landlords to improve the affordability, conditions or...


Read more at: Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CHS Group have commissioned CCHPR to explore how CHS Group can set rents that are genuinely affordable for its clients. This research will inform CHS’s policy on rent setting beyond 2020 and, at this opportune time, provide an opportunity to influence sector thinking...


Read more at: The Prevalence of Rough Sleeping and Sofa Surfing Amongst Young People in the UK

The Prevalence of Rough Sleeping and Sofa Surfing Amongst Young People in the UK


Read more at: Shared Ownership: Ugly sister or Cinderella?

Shared Ownership: Ugly sister or Cinderella?

Shared ownership has been in operation for over 35 years and forms an established part of the UK housing landscape. It makes up a substantial and increasing proportion of new-build Affordable Housing, and is now set to be further expanded.


Read more at: Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Anna Clarke worked with Cambridge Policy Consultants as an advisor on their evaluation of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Housing and Poverty Programme.


Read more at: Poverty, evictions and forced moves

Poverty, evictions and forced moves

This project was awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations. The...


Read more at: Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Mike Oxley provided a review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”, edited by Ray Forrest and Ngai ming Yip, for the International Journal of Housing Policy.


Read more at: Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

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


Read more at: Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry

Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry

In order to inform its investment plans and future housing strategy Racing Homes wanted to ascertain the level of housing need currently experienced within the horse racing industry and, in particular, where they have existing housing stock. The aim of this research was to establish the degree and...


Read more at: The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

CCHPR was awarded funding for this work from the ESRC as part of their What Works in Tackling Poverty programme. The ESRC funded four new research projects that aimed to advance understanding of effective strategies for tackling poverty. This project explored the role of housing and housing...


Read more at: Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

The project sought to influence (a) public policy on affordable housing supply policy instruments and (b) public understanding of policy measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing through the production of a short film, a policy workshop, and engagement with politicians and the...


Read more at: Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Centrepoint, the youth homeless charity, commissioned CCHPR to calculate up to date estimates of the number of young people experiencing homelessness in the UK during a year.


Read more at: Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap.


Read more at: Land Use Planning and the Production of Affordable Housing

Land Use Planning and the Production of Affordable Housing

This project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, TSA (then Housing Corporation), Countryside Agency, RICS and RTPI, explored the operation of s106 in producing additional affordable housing.


Read more at: The Impact of a pan-London choice based lettings scheme on homelessness and temporary accommodation

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...


Read more at: University of Cambridge Housing Needs Study

University of Cambridge Housing Needs Study

This project was commissioned by Cambridge University’s Estates Management and Building Service to advise on the housing needs of University staff. The project carried out an email survey of all University staff in order to assess the current rate of recruitment, the extent to which newly appointed...


Read more at: Preventing homelessness: Efficiencies in lettings functions in LA and RSL stock

Preventing homelessness: Efficiencies in lettings functions in LA and RSL stock

This project was commissioned by the Tenant Services Authority as one of a group of projects developing key themes of the Corporation’s ‘Tackling Homelessness Strategy’, published in December 2006. The project was intended to inform one of the key areas that underpin the Corporation’s approach to...


Read more at: A review and analysis of changes in the intermediate housing market in the East of England 2004-2007

A review and analysis of changes in the intermediate housing market in the East of England 2004-2007

The purpose of the research was to identify the changes in the intermediate housing market since a previous study into affordable housing of 2004, in terms of need/demand and supply, and to consider the implications for regional policy formulation and investment in the future.


Read more at: The role of housing associations in the intermediate market

The role of housing associations in the intermediate market

This study investigates the extent to which housing associations (HAs) are involved in the provision of homes on the intermediate market and the form of that provision.


Read more at: Impact of worsening affordability on the demand for social housing

Impact of worsening affordability on the demand for social housing

This project was a literature review of the impact of worsening market housing affordability on the demand for affordable housing, private renting, new household formation, and regional variations in these impacts.


Read more at: Valuing success: A case study of Emmaus Village Carlton

Valuing success: A case study of Emmaus Village Carlton

CCHPR updated the evaluation methodology and evidence on the success of the Emmaus approach, this time using Emmaus Village Carlton as a case study. The project’s aim was to determine the cost effectiveness of the Emmaus Village Carlton Community including the economic value of their outputs and...


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