PART 1: WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
Why housing, not cash?
Why sub-market rents?
The downside to sub-market rents
3. POLICY INSTRUMENTS
Support connected to renting
Support connected to owning
PART 2: WHAT ARE WE DOING?
4.THE OVERALL HOUSING BACKGROUND7
The balance between dwellings and households
Overall housing conditions
Overcrowding and space standards
Indicators of stress in the housing market
5. SOCIAL HOUSING BACKGROUND
The overall size of the sector
Who are the tenants?
6. WHAT DO WE SPEND?
Conventional flows of subsidy and grants
Subsidy in economic terms
PART 3: HOW ARE WE DOING?
7. DECENT HOMES? THE QUALITY OF SOCIAL HOUSING
Energy efficiency and fuel poverty
Satisfaction with housing
8. A PRICE WITHIN PEOPLE’S MEANS?
Average housing costs
The position of different tenures
9. ALLOWING A SOCIAL MIX?
10. SUPPORTING MOBILITY AND LIVELIHOODS?
Employment flows and mobility
11. ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF SUPPORT
Cash benefits and tax credits
Housing Benefit and temporary accommodation
The Right to Buy and Cash Incentive Schemes
The supply of lettings to new social tenants
PART 4: WHAT ELSE COULD WE DO?
13. FUNDAMENTAL REFORM OPTIONS
Market or “economic” rents
Variable grants and vouchers
14. THE EXPERIENCE WITH RECENT REFORMS
Local Housing Allowances
15. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EXISTING STOCK
1. Large-scale remodelling and rebuilding
2. Allocations policies
3. Diversifying the social rented stock: Like-for like sales and market renting
4. Densification and infill
5. Retaining higher-income tenants
6. Improving the incomes of existing tenants
17. SUPPORTING LIVELIHOODS
(a) Housing Benefit
(b) More integrated support?
(c) Local employment
(e) More fundamental reforms
18. OFFERING A VARIED MENU
Motivations for encouraging equity sharing options
What would a “more varied menu” look like?
Implications for landlords
19. CONCLUSIONS: ENDS AND MEANS