"Homelessness is one of the most dramatic manifestations of inequality" (Pleace 2011)

"Planned reforms will bring to an end a century of government subsidies for council housing in England" (Wilcox & Pawson 2012)

International comparative analysis of housing systems and policies is a rich source of insight and ideas

"Over the 2000s worklessness amongst social tenants reduced" (Tunstall 2011)

"Neighbourhoods play a crucial role in promoting independence in later life" (Croucher & Bevan 2011)

"Mortgage arrears are increasingly just one component of multiple debts" (Ford et al. 2011)

Rebecca Tunstall, Centre Director 

The Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) is one of Europe's leading centres for housing and social policy research.

CHP has a twenty-year record of academically excellent and policy-relevant research, with measurable impacts on policy and services. We have been ranked 3rd in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, as part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Professor Rebecca Tunstall, Centre Director

Expertise and Projects

Our 12 researchers have internationally-recognised expertise across the full range of housing issues, and skills ranging from analysis of large scale data sets to interviewing vulnerable people.

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Study confronts social housing stereotypes

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Debunking the common myths that some social housing residents lack aspirations

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CHP announcement in the Budget

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

CHP to lead feasibility study of direct commissioning of housing

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  • Understand your service users
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  • Nurture sustainable policy outcomes
  • Implement evidence-based assessments of policy impact
  • Design and commission effective evaluative research

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