New research centre to inform UK housing policy

6th Apr 2017

JRF, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council today announce the launch of the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Brian Robson, Policy and Research Manager for housing at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation said:

"The UK's housing crisis has led to rising poverty and insecurity. But housing policy is also central to ensuring everyone in the UK can achieve a decent and secure standard of living. To stop high housing costs from driving down standards of living, we need a specific focus on evidence-based polices to make the market work for people on low incomes. I'm delighted JRF has been able to contribute to the establishment of this independent centre of expertise, with a presence in all four UK nations; and that consideration of the close links between housing and poverty will run throughout its work."