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Read more at: Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

An Evidence Review authored by Gemma Burgess, Hannah Holmes and Phoebe Stirling has been published by Research in Practice. Ageing well: Housing options and alternative models of living for later life is a think-piece on housing options and alternative modes of living for later life. It provides an...


Read more at: Landguardism in Ghana - examining public perceptions about the driving factors

Landguardism in Ghana - examining public perceptions about the driving factors

Richmond Ehwi has co-authored a paper on pubic perceptions of languardism in Ghana. Published by Land Use Policy, the paper elaborates on the political and policy implications of mitigating landguardism. Previous studies have qualitatively explored the drivers of this phenomenon from the...


Read more at: Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

The International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis has published an article by Richmond Ehwi and his co-authors. In Ghana, the practice of landlords demanding that renters pay rent advance (RA) of between 6 months and 5 years is well noted. Surprisingly, renters appear divided into the...


Read more at: The role of housing providers and intermediaries in migrant access to (in)formal housing markets in the New York City

The role of housing providers and intermediaries in migrant access to (in)formal housing markets in the New York City

Sabina Maslova gave a presentation to academics at the IMISCOE Conference in July 2021. IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) is Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies. The presentation looked at the roles played...


Read more at: Walls within walls: examining the variegated purposes for walling in Ghanaian gated communities

Walls within walls: examining the variegated purposes for walling in Ghanaian gated communities

Richmond Ewhi's paper, which examines the functions performed by walls in gated communities in Ghana, has been published by the journal Housing Studies.


Read more at: Housing for Highly Mobile Transnational Professionals: ’New’ Forms of Housing Practices in Moscow and London

Housing for Highly Mobile Transnational Professionals: ’New’ Forms of Housing Practices in Moscow and London

Sabina Maslova gave a presentation to the ENHR Working Group on Housing, Migration and Family Dynamics on 29 January 2021. The online presentation explored the housing uses and living arrangements that emerge as a result of the practices of middle class, high-skilled transnational professionals...


Read more at: Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana: reappraising the reasons why people move into gated communities

Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana: reappraising the reasons why people move into gated communities

This paper, by Richmond Ehwi, Prof Nicky Morrison and Prof Pete Tyler, was published online in Housing Studies in December 2019. Gated communities are proliferating in most developing countries. Scholars, however, continue to rely on mainstream demand-based arguments mostly framed in developed...


Read more at: Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

A paper by Dr Sabina Maslova and Prof Russell King has been published in Cities. This paper explores the residential trajectories of highly skilled transnational migrants in London. It analyses this under-researched topic by drawing on interview data with 32 mostly Italian and Russian migrants. The...


Read more at: Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

A journal paper co-authored by Sabina Maslova and Gemma Burgess has been published online by the International Journal of Housing Policy. Different legal statuses of migrants are known to affect housing opportunities in the destination cities. The research explores the housing journeys of Ghanaian...


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: Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

Contract research for Commonweal Housing explored different types of shared housing available for non-resident parents and investigated their experiences of parenting their children whilst living in shared housing. This ESRC Impact Acceleration Account project provided the oppportunity to increase...


Read more at: Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Many vulnerable older people face related challenges around poor housing, poverty, loneliness and lack of support, which co-living housing models have the potential to address. The Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society funded CCHPR to conduct research in order to understand the...


Read more at: Shared Ownership Plus: a review of progress and potential

Shared Ownership Plus: a review of progress and potential

Thames Valley commissioned a review of their Shared Ownership Plus scheme, a shared ownership scheme which offers greater flexibility in terms of staircasing (buying further shares) for shared owners.


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: Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

This research for the NHBC Foundation analysed the scale and nature of multi generational living in England and explored the opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.


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: Regional and sub-regional analyses: Residential mobility of social tenants and those entering Low Cost Home Ownershipin the north of England

Regional and sub-regional analyses: Residential mobility of social tenants and those entering Low Cost Home Ownershipin the north of England

This study concentrates on four aspects of household mobility in the northern regions:The results reflect a generally immobile sector across all regions in the north with very little systematic pattern in terms of the mobility that does occur.


Read more at: University of Cambridge staff housing requirements

University of Cambridge staff housing requirements

The University was preparing its long term plans for the development of land in the north west of the city. Part of the proposals included new housing development, and this study was commissioned in late 2004 to find out about staff housing needs and past behaviour. The survey was web-based with...


Read more at: Key worker housing in Surrey

Key worker housing in Surrey

These two short projects looked at the crisis in the recruitment and retention of key workers in these highly pressured housing markets on the edge of London.


Read more at: Need for intermediate housing in the South East

Need for intermediate housing in the South East

This research developed a methodology for estimating the future need for intermediate market housing – housing that is affordable to those who cannot access market housing but who could afford to pay more than social housing rents. Not all households in the relevant income bracket would want...


Read more at: Provision for key workers and unmet housing need

Provision for key workers and unmet housing need

This is a follow up to a previous study which produced an estimate of newly arising demand and need for housing in the East of England. The current study produces an estimate of unmet need and of key worker housing requirements in the region. Part B of the project provides a template for districts...


Read more at: SHIP / Spending Review 2004

SHIP / Spending Review 2004

Shelter commissioned an update of their major Housing Investment Project originally completed and published in 2000. The findings were used to feed into government consultation on the 2004 Comprehensive Spending Review. The report was published by Shelter.


Read more at: Low Cost Home Ownership in different housing markets

Low Cost Home Ownership in different housing markets

The government has identified the need to concentrate investment, both public and private, in the provision of low-cost homeownership (LCHO) as first time buyers find it more and more difficult to access owner-occupation through traditional open market routes. New initiatives are concerned with...


Read more at: Modelling the future take-up of low-cost home ownership products

Modelling the future take-up of low-cost home ownership products

This was a two stage project. Stage 1 involved modelling tenure choice using a logit model and data from CORE pooled with Survey of English Housing over 6 years; Stage 2 involved entering the coefficients from the logit model onto an Excel spreadsheet in order to enable scenario planning and...


Read more at: A review of Low Cost Home Ownership policies in Wales

A review of Low Cost Home Ownership policies in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a review of Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO) policies in Wales. The aims of the project were: to assess the effectiveness of LCHO schemes in meeting their stated policy objectives; to assess whether LCHO schemes have wider, or unforeseen consequences on...


Read more at: Cambridge University staff housing survey 2011

Cambridge University staff housing survey 2011

This online survey of University and College staff appointed post 2007 was carried out in order to inform housing provision in north west Cambridge.


Read more at: Understanding the second-hand market for shared ownership properties

Understanding the second-hand market for shared ownership properties

Thames Valley Housing Association and the National Housing Federation commissioned CCHPR to carry out research into the secondary market for shared ownership properties. The research examined national data sources on resales and involved a survey of all major shared ownership providers on resales...


Read more at: Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements

Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements

This short research project was commissioned by Thames Valley Housing Association in order to examine the practice of reselling shared ownership homes after the owner has undertaken (and paid for) improvements to their home.


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