The Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) is one of Europe's leading centres for interdisciplinary housing and social policy research, with interests 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 Nicholas Pleace, Director
Expertise and Projects
Our 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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Posted on Friday 8 February 2019
A scoping study to inform future housing for people with a learning disability, autism or both has recently been completed.
Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2019
A new report has shown that sustainable housing developments should rely less on residents adapting their behaviour to achieve environmentally-friendly outcomes, and more on built-in home features.
Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018
Vulnerable groups frozen out of initiatives to keep people warm; needs not numbers must drive support measures.
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
CHP is part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work
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