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Welcome to the Centre for Housing Research

Established in 1990, the Centre for Housing Research (CHR) is one of the leading inter-disciplinary urban research centres in the UK. Our programme of research is policy-relevant, theoretically informed and centres on geographical, sociological and economic understandings of housing and home. An important repository for housing related support data in England, our work is organised around two strategic themes:

  • Homes, Families & Communities
  • Places, Policies & Practices

We have a wealth of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary expertise amongst our team of academics, data analysts and doctoral researchers. Our work has informed and influenced policy and practice within the fields of housing and regeneration, the third sector, economic development and carbon reduction from the local, through to the national and international level. Collaborative working and knowledge exchange are central to our activities.

CHR will be moving forward in 2014 under the new directorship of Drs Kim McKee and Louise Reid.
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CHR has a data research project that supports providers and commissioners of housing-related support services through the collection and reporting of information about the needs of their clients and how successfully the service addresses them.

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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, July 22, 2014
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Drs Kim McKee and Tom Moore have published the first briefing paper from...

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Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Dr Kim McKee, Director of the Centre for Housing Research has secured a...

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Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014
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The Centre for Housing Research (CHR) is moving forward under the new...

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