Social Housing: Evidence Review

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report summarises existing research on social housing in England, and highlights gaps in information. It focusses on the existing social housing stock, and emphasises the resident experience of social housing. It does not examine housing finance, new building or the wider housing market in any depth. The researchers used a rapid review method, using suitable internet search terms and known websites, focussing on academic and policy-oriented research covering England and published since 2000, where available.In September 2017, Sajid Javid, then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced a Green Paper on social housing. The Green Paper was intended to be a wide-ranging review of the issues facing social housing. This independent report was designed to support the process of developing the Green Paper.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherUniversity of York
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Number of pages179
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-9164369-2-3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2018


  • social housing

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