Increasing supply within the social rented sector

David Hall and Kenneth Gibb

This paper discusses the impact of the recession and change of government on the funding of social housing and sets out how affordable social housing can be delivered in the future.

A focus on the funding of social housing.

This paper, commissioned as part of JRF's Housing Market Taskforce programme, discusses the impact of the recession and change of government on the funding of social housing and sets out how affordable social housing can be delivered in the future. It includes:

  • a brief overview of the principles and practice of funding for new social housing over the last decade;
  • an assessment of the impact of the credit crunch and recession on existing funding mechanisms for social housing;
  • consideration of the viability of these mechanisms and whether recent financial and economic shocks have permanently or temporarily affected the existing funding model.
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