An evaluation and illustrative pilot of the Scottish Housing Needs and Demand Assessment (HNDA) tool

Project summary:

One of the key research priorities emerging from the Department for Communities’ Housing Market Symposium report published in 2017 was to undertake an evaluation of Scottish Government’s Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) model in order to gauge whether it could be usefully deployed in the context of Northern Ireland. The Department for Communities has commissioned the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) to undertake this study, which will focus on the policy assumptions and priorities built into the HNDA model and, using Northern Ireland level data, test the effects of modifications to assumptions and projections. Components of the project include a data audit of a range of Northern Ireland datasets, scenario building and counterfactual modelling.

The study is being undertaken in partnership with Newhaven Research (Scotland) and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Timeline: January 2019 – May 2019

Team: Professor Chris Leishman (Co-Investigator), Professor Stanley McGreal (Co-Investigator), Professor Joe Frey (Knowledge Exchange)

Theme: Markets