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


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


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





Campaigns on housing and related issues


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


BSHF – promoting innovative housing policy and practice


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


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


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


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


Crisis – the national charity for single homeless people


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


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’


Shelter – the national housing and homelessness charity


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


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





Housing journals, networks and organisations


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


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


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





Professional organisations related to housing


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


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


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


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


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





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


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




Exemplar Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)


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


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


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




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


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




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



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


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


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


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