Can we fix it? Solving Britain’s housing crisis

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Britain’s housing crisis has been decades in the making, and is finally rising up the political agenda. But is this crisis really just confined to London and the South East, or is it spreading across Britain and other European countries? Which groups are on the receiving end of a lack of affordable housing? And how … Continued

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The home stretch – coping with high housing costs

Monday 8 December 2014

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Buying or renting a home in many parts of the country is a financial challenge for families on modest incomes. How then do these families continue to live in some of the most expensive parts of the country? What coping strategies can make the seemingly unaffordable financially possible, at what personal cost to the families … Continued

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Home Truths: the scale of Britain’s housing crisis and how to fix it

Thursday 16 May 2013

Housing, Wealth and Debt

With fewer new homes being built year on year in the UK, the shortage of supply is keeping housing costs high despite the prolonged downturn. As a result, the cost of housing is putting ever greater pressure on household budgets, particularly for those living in the private rented sector. A growing number of low to … Continued

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Roundtable Discussion on Housing

Friday 15 April 2011

Housing, Wealth and Debt

The Resolution Foundation held a roundtable discussion, in partnership with the London Development Agency, to consider the role Local Authorities can play in supporting the housing needs of low-to-middle earners via build-to-let development. The Resolution Foundation recently published a briefing paper outlining the housing needs of low-to-middle earners and the possible contribution of institutional investment in the … Continued

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Institutional investment in the rental market to support the housing needs of people on low-to-middle incomes

Monday 13 December 2010

Housing, Wealth and Debt

On 13 December we hosted a roundtable, in partnership with Grainger, to explore whether and how institutional investment could support the housing needs of people on low-to-middle incomes. The roundtable event was attended by a range of stakeholders including institutions, housing associations, landlords, experts and government policy makers. Key barriers to institutional investment included: lower … Continued

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