"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)

Social housing carries the ability to protect and strengthen family units" (Rugg & Kellaher, 2014)

Rebecca Tunstall, Centre Director 

The Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) is one of Europe's leading centres for interdisciplinary housing and social policy research, with interests centring on housing and social justice, housing and later life and the operation of housing markets.

CHP has a twenty-five year record of academically excellent and policy-relevant research. We were ranked joint first in the UK for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, as part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Social Policy at York is ranked 4th in the UK and our department is ranked 25th in the World, in the QS World University Rankings.

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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Housing First Guide Europe!

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

Housing First is one of the most significant innovations in homelessness service design in recent decades

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CHP report informs ECNI statement

Posted on Friday 4 March 2016

Housing inequalities in Northern Ireland

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Homeownership Education and Counselling Courses

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2016

Study leave to New York State

How we can help

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

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