housing affordability

Report that explores the social impacts of the undersupply of housing on young people. Through quantitative and qualitative research, it was found that, although it is still a strong aspiration – with 88 per cent of young people aged 18–30 wanting to own their own home in 10 years’ time – homeownership is thought to be unattainable for a majority. Fifty-one per cent of those currently renting thought that they would not be able to own in the next 10 years.

Short piece of research into the practical challenges of developing and then managing mixed tenure developments in Scotland. A survey was sent out to local authorities and housing associations across Scotland in an attempt to gather information on some of the barriers or challenges associated with mixed tenure developments and how organisations have sought to overcome these. A developer perspective was also sought.

People have different needs and desires for housing. Some want to rent privately because it suits their lifestyle; many want to buy their own home; and some want to live in affordable rented housing because it provides the low-cost home and long-term security they need. As a result, there is a range
of housing options in Scotland.

This consultation focuses on one of these options: affordable rented housing.

As a result of the recommendations of the Barker Review of Housing Supply in 2004, the Department of Communities and Local Government in England commissioned the construction of an econometric model of regional housing markets in order to examine the effects of different levels of housing construction on long-run affordability.The model has been regularly used as part of the policy making process in England.