housing management

Homes fit for families? The case for stable private renting

Briefing that presents new evidence on the changing demographics of people who rent privately, particularly families with children, and considers how they are faring in an under-pressure market in which they have little consumer power.

It also explores the wider social and economic impacts of the rapid growth in private renting.

Promoting better futures through housing support

Report that highlights how 40% of current levels of public expenditure could have been avoided had there been a greater focus on helping people avoid recourse to more expensive interventions.

We must fix it: delivering the reform of the building sector to meet the UK's housing and economic challenges

The long-term record of UK housebuilders’ levels of output tells a story of consistent underdelivery. Largely unresponsive to increasing demand, the supply of new homes has been found inadequate a long time before the recent financial crisis, but the crash has made the situation even worse.

Evaluation of local housing strategies co-production pilots with disabled people

The evaluation involved a literature review to consider the co-production approach in more depth and understand how it is applied in other sectors. This showed that coproduction is best described by its underlying principles and values rather than by a precise definition. The term refers to the empowerment of service users and frontline staff to achieve an agreed outcome or service, usually, but not always, within a social care context. Services are developed ‘with’ and ‘by’ people rather than ‘for’ them, and the engagement should be from beginning to end of the process.

A long-run model of housing affordability

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.

How do we meet families’ aspirations for good housing and a good home?

Response to the Labour Party Housing Policy Review and its commitment to look across the housing system in its search for policy solutions.

Housing and neighbourhoods monitor 2011: fragility and recovery

This report explores the interaction between housing and neighbourhood trends across the UK throughout the economic downturn and the start of the recovery.

Firm foundations: the future of housing in Scotland

In July 2007, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation hosted a seminar on the future of shared equity which was attended by a number of the key stakeholders in this area from a variety of sectors. This note provides a summary of the discussion held; as the event was held under Chatham House rules all comments are non-attributed. JRF submission to the Scottish Government's discussion paper on the future of housing in Scotland.

Housing for disabled children and their families: an information resource

An overview of information about housing for disabled children and their families, and ideas for improving their circumstances. The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of this important aspect of community care and to help non-specialists find out more about promoting positive change in this complex field.

Urban extensions, planning and participation: Lessons from Derwenthorpe and other new communities

This report identifies key issues and lessons for current planning policy and practice concerning the development of new urban extensions. It combines the first-hand learning of practitioners – including the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust at Derwenthorpe in York – with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the current policy framework, and draws conclusions that are relevant not just to high-profile “eco-towns” but to all new communities in Britain.