Housing and poverty

Jules Birch
29th Jun 2015

A round-up of evidence on the relationship between housing and poverty.

This publication presents evidence emerging from JRF’s Housing and poverty research programme. It looks at:

  • how housing affects people’s experience of poverty and how it can act as a potential route into or out of poverty;
  • the trade-offs faced by people living in poverty between housing quality, housing costs and living standards;
  • how the supply of affordable housing can more effectively meet the needs of those living in poverty;
  • how to provide homes for those who are most excluded;
  • how to build good-quality homes more cheaply; and
  • how local authorities, housing providers and private landlords should address poverty in their future strategies and business plans.