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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: 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: The Case for Social Housing

The Case for Social Housing

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a keynote lecture on The Case for Social Housing at UWA Perth's Social Impact Festival on 19 July 2017.


Read more at: Shared housing for non-resident parents

Shared housing for non-resident parents

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.


Read more at: Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector...


Read more at: Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Community Housing Cymru and the Welsh Local Government Association have commissioned CCHPR to undertake a study into viable housing models for single people only entitled to the housing benefit shared accommodation rate.


Read more at: Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

This project aimed to increase the usage of our recent research to develop an optimal method to estimate household income distributions at the very local level.


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: Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality

Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality

This project estimated working households’ net income distributions at local authority level. 'Net income' was defined as income excluding income-related benefits – most notably, Housing Benefit.


Read more at: Prospects for investment in social housing

Prospects for investment in social housing

The project investigated whether institutional investors could be attracted to expand the social housing sector in the UK. It also examined how the needs of institutional investors and social housing providers can be better aligned by drawing on experience in other countries.


Read more at: Opportunities for institutional investment in affordable housing

Opportunities for institutional investment in affordable housing

This report prepared by Peter Williams (CCHPR), Nick Salisbury (Barclays Corporate Real Estate) and Robin Caven (HCA) on behalf of the HCA’s Housing Finance Group offers an assessment of the potential for institutional investment in affordable housing and puts forward suggestions as to how this...


Read more at: Freedom to succeed: liberating the potential of housing associations

Freedom to succeed: liberating the potential of housing associations

In 2011 and 2012, CCHPR worked with the Housing Futures Network to explore future directions for housing associations. We are now able to circulate the summary and final reports from that work.


Read more at: Changing the profile of social housing: The impact of prioritising working applicants on letting patterns - Working Note

Changing the profile of social housing: The impact of prioritising working applicants on letting patterns - Working Note

Analysis by CCHPR models the likely impact of allocating a larger proportion of social housing to working households.


Read more at: Getting rents right

Getting rents right

The main purpose of this study was to assess the use of the Continuous Recording system of lettings and sales (CORE) by registered social landlords as a tool to use when measuring affordability.


Read more at: Registered social landlords and changes in rent

Registered social landlords and changes in rent

This was the third annual analysis of registered social landlords' performance in limiting rent increases. It was also the first in the series of Sector Studies (Research and Good Practice).


Read more at: A matter of choice? RSL rents and home ownership: a comparison of costs

A matter of choice? RSL rents and home ownership: a comparison of costs

This Sector Study examines the gap between the weekly costs of home ownership and RSL rents over the last decade and how this varies across the country and the implications for RSLs when setting their rents.


Read more at: Comparing the costs of owner occupation with RSL rents: A geographical analysis

Comparing the costs of owner occupation with RSL rents: A geographical analysis

This study examines changes in house prices, RSL rents and the comparative costs of low cost home ownership and RSL renting over the decade 1989/90 to 1998/99.


Read more at: The spatial distribution of general needs housing associations and their stock

The spatial distribution of general needs housing associations and their stock

This Sector Study examines the distribution of RSLs and their stock at the local authority level. It finds some areas where the fragmented distribution of stock between many HAs could inhibit efficient local provision, while in other areas the domination of local provision by one or two...


Read more at: Definitions of Ownership Phase III: The Shadow RSR

Definitions of Ownership Phase III: The Shadow RSR

The third Definitions of Ownership project operationalised the recommended changes and put the form out for trial .


Read more at: The impact of the large scale voluntary transfer of local authority housing stock on the housing association sector

The impact of the large scale voluntary transfer of local authority housing stock on the housing association sector

This Sector Study examines the growth and spread of Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) associations, their effect on the housing association stock profile at district level, the changes in vacancy rates associated with the transfer of stock needing renovation and the difference in tenant...


Read more at: Definitions of ownership. Phase IV: The Group RSR

Definitions of ownership. Phase IV: The Group RSR

Fourth phase of the research: focused on housing association group structures and developing an overarching Group RSR.


Read more at: Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership

Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership

This report used Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) data for 2002 to provide some base data on the number of housing associations and units involved in this type of stock management. It broke data down between types and sizes of association to examine which associations were most involved in...


Read more at: Multiplication and division: the distribution of stock between landlords in the housing association sector

Multiplication and division: the distribution of stock between landlords in the housing association sector

This Sector Study builds on the earlier report 'Sector Study 10: The spatial distribution of general needs housing associations and their stock'. This report uses the same measures of concentration to compare distribution of all social housing stock between social landlords within local authorities...


Read more at: Adapt and survive: Housing associations' response to changes in housing policy at the beginning of the new century

Adapt and survive: Housing associations' response to changes in housing policy at the beginning of the new century

Using data from the Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) and on the profile of new tenants from CORE, this paper examines recent changes in the Housing Association sector and interprets these in the light of changing emphases in government housing policy.


Read more at: Mobility and moving aspirations of social housing tenants in London and the North

Mobility and moving aspirations of social housing tenants in London and the North

This study aims to assess evidence on the extent to which households in the social sector in London are prepared to move together with the attributes of households and dwellings that help to determine their attitudes and requirements.


Read more at: Affordable housing in London: Mobility and locational aspirations: Evidence from the London Household Survey 2002: Dataspring Discussion Paper 8

Affordable housing in London: Mobility and locational aspirations: Evidence from the London Household Survey 2002: Dataspring Discussion Paper 8

This discussion paper forms part of a broader project detailing moving aspirations of London’s social housing tenants.


Read more at: RSL Rents: Evidence from the Existing Tenants Survey 2000: Dataspring Discussion Paper 6

RSL Rents: Evidence from the Existing Tenants Survey 2000: Dataspring Discussion Paper 6

This report draws on the Existing Tenants Survey to examine rents in the social housing sector.


Read more at: The growing importance of group structure arrangements in the housing association sector in England

The growing importance of group structure arrangements in the housing association sector in England

This briefing paper reviews the nature and complexity of HA group structures and their activities in terms of what was learnt about their operational realities, their impact on the current statistical profile of the sector and the implications of this for the TSA (then Housing Corporation) in any...


Read more at: Secondary Analysis of Housing Market Data

Secondary Analysis of Housing Market Data

This short project using secondary data to analyse the role of the social sector in different kinds of housing market was part of a suite of secondary projects commissioned by JRF to inform their thinking about housing markets. The results were presented to the JRF at a special event in York.


Read more at: Brighton and Hove Housing Research

Brighton and Hove Housing Research

This short piece of work was conducted for Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority to help them to think imaginatively about housing as a barrier to further economic development and how to overcome this. Focus group discussions were held with employees of major companies and a brainstorming session...


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