Welcome to the Centre for Housing Research

CHR has been engaged in independent and collaborative research since 1990, and its large body of research serves local, national and international policy makers and practitioners. CHR is going forward under the new Directorship of Dr Donald Houston following the retirement of Professor Duncan Maclennan in March 2014.  A number of research projects will report over coming months, including work on:
1. Impact of welfare reform on the 'housing safety net'
2. Localism and third sector agendas in housing
3. Cities as economic and social incubators
4. Housing and neighbourhood influences on entrepreneurship and self-employment
5. Housing wealth within and between generations
6. Regional house price cycles
7. Residential segregation
8. Monitoring housing service providers' outcomes (Client Records and Outcomes)
The centre has a wealth of skill amongst its staff of researchers, lecturers, data analysts, PhD students and IT technicians.. Their expertise builds upon substantial experience in social housing data collection and analysis. CHR's work is increasingly used by those with interests in cities, health & education determinants, carbon reduction and housing policy ultimately contributing to better chances and places for people.

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Staff at CHR are involved in projects across a number of research areas. A short summary is available here, with more detailed information on each in the CHR Projects section of the website.

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CHR has a research project to support providers and commissioners of housing-related support services in England collect and use information about the needs and achievements of their clients.

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CHR supports collaboration between academics, policy makers and practitioners, as well as the co-production of research across academic schools. CHR puts Knowledge Exchange at the heart of its practice.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Dr Kim McKee has been elected as the new Chair of the Housing Studies...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Duncan has retired, on March 31st, from his full time Chair at the School...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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The third and final seminar of the ESRC seminar series The Big Society,...

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