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 Monday 9 March 2020
Professor Becky Tunstall's book, "The Fall and Rise of social housing: 100 years on 20 estates" is out now.
Posted on Thursday 27 February 2020
New research by Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton, working in collaboration with the King's Fund, has highlighted the challenges in providing effective NHS services for people sleeping rough.
Posted on Tuesday 4 February 2020
Nicholas has written the book alongside Mike Allen (Focus Ireland), Lars Benjaminsen (Danish Centre for Social Science Research) and Eoin O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin).
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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