This project addresses one of the biggest issues in housing today – welfare reforms. Welfare reforms appear to be having a transformational effect on the housing association sector. This study is timely as it: provides a more rounded and complete understanding of the challenges facing housing associations that already exists; highlights likely future developments with the sector; and, identifies areas where further research is needed. We, therefore, review the existing evidence base in terms of the impact of welfare reforms on housing associations. The project also includes primary research comprising in-depth interviews with national stakeholder organisations as well as senior executives from a range of housing association types.
Timeline: October 2017 – August 2018
Team: Professor Paul Hickman (Co-I), Dr Ben Pattison (Co-I), Dr Jenny Preece (RA) and Dr Gareth Young (KE)
Theme: Wider Drivers
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