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Read more at: Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords

Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords

This project draws comparisons of stock, rents and service charges between four different types of social landlord; Traditional mixed funded Registered Social Landlords (RSLs); RSLs who have taken over local authority stock via Large Scale Voluntary Transfer; Local authorities (retention LAs); and...


Read more at: Housing association service charges for general needs housing

Housing association service charges for general needs housing

This project examined how service charges applied to general needs stock by housing associations varied between different property types and sizes, and between types of association.


Read more at: Affordability in the housing association sector

Affordability in the housing association sector

This project looked at the affordability in the housing associating (HA) sector. It also compared the position of HA tenants with those in the private rented and owner-occupier sector.


Read more at: Affordable Rents assessment for Cambridge City

Affordable Rents assessment for Cambridge City

This research was undertaken in order to provide an assessment of affordability of housing association and local authority rents when pegged at given ratios of prevailing market rents within Cambridge City and the housing sub-market.


Read more at: Market-pegged rents in the social sector

Market-pegged rents in the social sector

This project examined the affordability of rents set as percentages of open-market prices, as proposed in the HCA's Affordable Rents Framework. The project reviewed the literature on affordability, and looked at data on recent trends in new lettings in the social sector.


Read more at: Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing

Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing

The Housing Futures Network commissioned CCHPR to produce new work looking at the future of the social housing sector. The work looked at the future options for financing the sector, and the implications of the latest policy reforms, including welfare reform, housing benefits and under-occupation.


Read more at: Future investment in affordable housing

Future investment in affordable housing

The National Housing Federation, in partnership with CCHPR, explored possible models for investment in new affordable homes. This research contributes to that work.


Read more at: Making best use of a scarce asset: Can we use social housing more efficiently?

Making best use of a scarce asset: Can we use social housing more efficiently?

This project ran throughout 2012 and involved a series of six half-day workshops, attended by social landlords throughout the UK in order to share research evidence and help them to develop their policies and practice in making best use of their housing stock.


Read more at: NewBuy; a review of mortgage pricing

NewBuy; a review of mortgage pricing

The NewBuy project was a short piece of research based advice for officials in the Department of Communities and Local Government, not intended for publication.


Read more at: Fundamental review of housing allocations policy in Northern Ireland

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...


Read more at: Support in the preparation of a housing strategy for Jersey

Support in the preparation of a housing strategy for Jersey

The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to provide support to its embryonic Strategic Housing unit in the preparation of an island wide, cross tenure Housing Strategy. The project comprises a series of papers for discussion with officers and the relevant Ministers between November 2012 and April...


Read more at: Research into the future of the social rented sector

Research into the future of the social rented sector

This project was commissioned by East 7, a group of housing associations in the East of England, to inform their own strategy and policy development and to assist East 7 members in engaging in the policy debate with ministers and other opinion formers.


Read more at: Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy and household Benefit Cap

Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy and household Benefit Cap

This evaluation sought to understand the impact of the size criteria on claimants, landlords and other stakeholders and to explore how households responded to the reduction in their benefits.


Read more at: Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey

Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey

The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to undertake a full and independent review to ensure that the then new Affordable Housing Gateway, launched in January 2012, was supported appropriately in respect of policy, process and procedures; that it was appropriately resourced (both staff and IT) and...


Read more at: Poverty focused review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans

Poverty focused review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans

The Joseph Rowntree foundation commissioned CCHPR to carry out a poverty-focussed review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans. With input from Savills, this project explored where poverty fits within the strategies, policies and business plans of local authorities, housing...


Read more at: Update of UK Housing Finance entry

Update of UK Housing Finance entry

The Housing Finance Information Network (HOFINET) is a quality-assured web portal that consolidates regularly updated international housing finance knowledge in one central, easily accessible place ( http://www.hofinet.org/ ). CCHPR supplied the UK entry.


Read more at: Housing costs, affordability and rent setting

Housing costs, affordability and rent setting

Affinity Sutton commissioned this work from CCHPR to update and build on the definitions of affordability discussed in previous work on market-pegged social rents and local income distributions to determine rent levels that may be deemed affordable according to local incomes and/or earnings, taking...