CRESR

Housing

The housing team at CRESR is one of the largest groups of specialist housing researchers in the UK. It has gained an unrivalled reputation for high-quality, policy-oriented evaluations and reports.

While it has experience in a range of subjects, it has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • housing market analysis
  • housing market renewal and regeneration   
  • the private rented sector and the Local Housing Allowance
  • housing modernisation
  • homelessness
  • the housing circumstances of different social and ethnic groups
  • housing's role in creating more mixed communities
  • tenant participation
  • the housing needs of gypsies and travellers
  • housing policy, housing management and service delivery
  • older people's housing
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Homeless people’s access to the private rented sector

Project Director: Dr Kesia Reeve
Project Duration: 2015-2016

The project is exploring homeless people’s access to the private rented sector via a survey of private landlords, a survey of homeless people, and a survey of local authorities as well as qualitative case study interviews with a small number of homeless people who have attempted to secure private sector housing.  


The Big Tenant Survey

Project Director: Professor David Robinson
Project Duration: 2015-2016

A survey of social tenants in England, allowing exploration of key issues in the context of major reform of the sector.


Overcoming disconnection and deprivation in city regions

Project Director: Alasdair Rae (University of Sheffield)
Project Duration: 2015-2016

This project was led by Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with CRESR and was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The study sought to develop policy proposals which can help local and national policymakers overcome the traditional disconnect between deprived neighbourhoods and economic growth. It included the development of a new typology of employment disconnection for all areas across the UK.


The Impact of the Existing Right to Buy and the Implications for the Proposed Extension of Right to Buy to Housing Associations

Project Director: Professor Ian Cole
Project Duration: 2015

An evidence review for the Select Committee as background for their inquiry into the Right to Buy for Housing Associations.


Understanding tenancy failure amongst tenants under 35

Project Director: Aimee Ambrose / Professor Paul Hickman
Project Duration: 2015

A partnership of housing associations led by The Hyde Group has commissioned Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) to conduct research to understand the root causes of tenancy failure amongst tenants under 35 and the impact that the HAs support and operational interactions have on outcomes relating to tenancies at risk. Findings and recommendations are expected to help the partnership to develop appropriate interventions to improve tenancy sustainment.


Get in touch

For further information please contact Dr Stephen Green at stephen.green@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4519,
or Professor Ed Ferrari at e.ferrari@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4824.

Key clients

Arts and Humanities Research Council
Camden Council
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF Venturesome)
Circle Housing Wherry
Consortium of Associations in the South East
Crisis
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR)
Eaga Charitable Trust
Flagship Homes
Glasgow Housing Assocation
Home Office
Housing Partners
Hyde Housing Group and partners
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Lambeth Council
Leeds City Council
Leeds Partnership Charitable Homes Ltd
Local Government Association
London Borough of Lewisham Council
North East Derbyshire District Council
North Lincolnshire Council
Northern Housing Consortium
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group
Oldham Council
Residential Landlords Association
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Shelter
Shelter Scotland
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Yorkshire Housing Association
St Basils
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Wakefield and District Housing
Welsh Assembly Government
West Yorkshire Housing Partnership
White Rose Collaboration Fund project
Wigan Council
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