Making the private rented sector work for people in poverty

Central London
Tuesday 11 July 2017 -
10:00 to 16:30

JRF in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Housing are hosting this one day conference.

The conference builds on the recent Housing White Paper, and will focus on the existing private rented sector stock.

The event will look at how the private rented sector currently affects costs and living standards, including hearing from those currently living in the sector. It will highlight a number of policy recommendations from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Anti-Poverty Strategy, which we believe could improve the sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. This includes incentivising landlords to raise standards – something which CIH has been calling for over the last few years.

The event workshops will showcase best practice of what is being done in other countries and devolved nations, ethical lettings agencies and successful initiatives from local authorities.


Chaired by: Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, JRF & Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, CIH

Susan Aktemel, Director, Homes for Good

Dr Richard Crisp, Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University

Karen Croucher, Research Fellow, University of York

Chris Hancock, Head of Housing, Crisis

Carla Keegans, Director, The Ethical Lettings Agency

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive, National Landlords Association

Dr Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York

Charlotte Snelling, Research Fellow, IPPR

Tony Stacey, Director, South Yorkshire Housing Company

Martyn Jones, Director of Policy & Communications, Tai Pawb

Dr Lorcan Sirr, Dublin Institute of Technology

John Bibby, Senior Policy Officer, Shelter

Russell Moffatt, Private Housing Manager, London Borough of Newham

David Galvin, Managing Director, Blackpool Housing Co

More speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Booking information

Audience: Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and the Civil Servants and other relevant campaigning and charitable organisations.

The event is now full. To register an interest and to go on a waiting list please email: