Housing finance and welfare benefits

Publications and presentations

The UK Housing Review has been tracking UK housing finance for almost two decades.

Our work also explores and monitors:

  • the relationship between housing and labour markets
  • the operation of support for home owners and housing benefits for renters

Current projects

  • Real London Lives - Longitudinal study into the impact of welfare reform and economic change
    The g15, a group of London’s largest housing associations, has commissioned CHP to conduct research into the key current challenges facing affordable housing residents The g15 group accommodates about 1 in ten people in London.
    The study will follow the lives of housing association residents across London providing an insight into their hopes and aspirations, and will carry out more than 1,500 quantitative interviews as well as 60 in-depth qualitative interviews. The longitudinal study will explore the impact of welfare reform and the current difficult economic climate on affordable housing residents in London. As well as identifying the specific challenges they face, it will also highlight the role these ordinary Londoners play in their local communities.


  • Social Policy in a Cold Climate Looking at the period 2007 to 2014, this AHRC-funded project will provide an assessment the ongoing cuts and reforms, with a particular focus on their impacts on distribution, poverty, inequality and spatial differences. See more information

Key people

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