Links

Key sources of data on all aspects of housing

 

Department of Communities and Local Government – DCLG provides a full range of data and up to date statistics about housing in the UK

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – JRF is a source for information on all aspects of housing and the main supporter of research in housing and related fields reported on regularly in the Findings series

http://www.jrf.org.uk/

 

Public Spending – Source of data on all aspects of public spending in the UK

http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/

 

UK Housing Review (Hal Pawson and Steve Wilcox) – published annually – the main source for all housing data drawn from a variety of sources and with keynote articles

http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/index.htm

 

 

 

 

Campaigns on housing and related issues

 

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research – London research centre with an emphasis on housing campaigns

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr/news/housing

 

BSHF – promoting innovative housing policy and practice

http://www.bshf.org/

 

Building Futures – arguing for a set of policies for more sustainable development and planning Futures

http://www.buildingfutures.org.uk/projects/building-futures/futures-fair-09/infrastructure/stephen-hill/

 

Care and Repair England – a charity set up to improve the housing and living conditions of older and disabled people

http://www.careandrepair-england.org.uk/

 

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – the professional and campaigning organisation for EHOs

http://www.cieh.org/

 

Citizens UK – the national home of community organising and campaigners for the London Living Wage and better housing

http://www.citizensuk.org/

 

Crisis – the national charity for single homeless people

http://www.crisis.org.uk/

 

Housing Justice – the national voice on Christian action on housing and homelessness

http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/

 

Human Rights TV – the UK Housing Policy channel of Human Rights TV includes a wide range of material including analyses of what went wrong in 2007/8, the changes in lending practices, good coverage of WECH and the film ‘No Place Like Home’

http://www.humanrightstv.com/uk-housing-policy

 

Shelter – the national housing and homelessness charity

http://www.shelter.org.uk/

 

Team Homes – a social housing provider with innovative ideas about funding, construction technology and housing management

http://www.teamhomes.eu/

 

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust – Z2K seeks justice for vulnerable debtors and supports research and analysis into poverty and housing unaffordability

http://www.z2k.org/

 

 

 

 

Housing journals, networks and organisations

 

Guardian Housing Network – a network for all housing specialists which runs periodic online and actual seminars

http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network

 

Inside Housing – key housing periodical covering all aspects of housing policy and events

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/

 

National Housing Federation – the national voice of housing associations in England representing 1200 associations

http://www.housing.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Professional organisations related to housing

 

Chartered Institute of Housing – the CIH is the professional organisation for people working in housing

http://www.housing.org.uk/

 

Faculty of Public Health – the FPH works to improve public health and has recently incorporated the UK Public Health Association

http://www.fph.org.uk/

 

Royal Institute of British Architects – the RIBA is the professional institute for architects and campaigns for better housing and environment

http://www.architecture.com/

 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – RICS is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction

http://www.rics.org/

 

Town and Country Planning Association – the TCPA is a leading think-tank on planning, the environment and sustainability

http://www.tcpa.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

UK research centres with housing emphases

 

Building Research Establishment – the BRE provides a complete range of consultancy, testing, certification and research in relation to the built environment

http://www.bre.co.uk/

 

Institute of Public Policy Research – the IPPR carries out research and campaigning on a wide range of public policy issues with a strong emphasis on housing

http://www.ippr.org/

 

 

 

Exemplar Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)

 

Helena Homes – an RSL in St Helens, Lancashire with an excellent community support programme

http://www.helenahomes.co.uk/

 

Walterton and Elgin Community Homes – WECH is a resident controlled RSL in north Paddington with a full community support programme

http://www.wech.co.uk/

 

Worthing Homes – an RSL in Worthing, Sussex who operate a successful Community House in a poorer area of the town

http://www.worthing-homes.org.uk/

 

 

 

Residents’ and Tenants’ Organisations

 

Camden Federation of Private Tenants – the CFPT is an organisation to protect the interests of private and housing association tenants in Camden

http://www.cfpt.org.uk/

 

London Tenants’ Federation –the LTF is an umbrella organisation bringing together London’s borough-wide council tenants’ federations and organisations some of which also represent housing association tenants

http://www.londontenants.org/pages/home.php

 

 

 

Housing research centres in other countries

 

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) – the national research institute centred in a number of Australian universities with a strong housing research programme

http://www.ahuri.edu.au/

 

 

National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD – an important US research centre focusing especially on the relationship between housing and health

http://www.nchh.org/Home.aspx

 

College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts – especially the work on housing affordability by Michael E Stone

http://www.cpcs.umb.edu/~mstone/

 

Healthy Housing New Zealand – strong research group led by Philippa Howden-Chapman at Otago University, Wellington, focusing on health and housing in New Zealand

http://www.healthyhousing.org.nz/

 

Australians for Affordable Housing – a coalition of people and organisations calling for more affordable housing in Australia

http://housingstressed.org.au/