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. Following the appointment of Duncan Maclennan as Director, new research capacities were developed to link housing processes and outcomes to economic, social and environmental change. The number of staff at CHR is currently 29, including 7 PhD students. 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.
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.
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.
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.