Housing supply requirements across Great Britain for low-income households and homeless people: Research for Crisis and the National Housing Federation; Main Technical Report

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Meeting the goals of strategies to reduce and potentially end core homelessness are challenging, and there is currently not enough social housing to meet requirements associated with this in most of England (s.5.5). Under the recommended strategies, while also including additional prevention measures and changes in welfare and criminal justice poliicies, this would become feasible by the mid 2020s, although a few individual local authorities might still face more challenge (s.6.4).

The analysis shows up the limitations of conventional household projections as a fixed base for determining future housing requirements, highlighting the extent of suppressed household formation and the consequent strong feedback from additional supply to additional household formation, making household growth a moving target. (Ch.1, s.2.2, s.5.9, s.6.3, 6.4)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherHeriot-Watt University
Number of pages164
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-9161385-0-6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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