New report ‘The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential’

Central government’s new model for funding affordable housing (the ‘Affordable Rent Model’ or ARM) is working in London, but faces serious problems that threaten its future viability. That’s the conclusion of the first major ARM research project, launched today by Future of London, the capital’s independent network for housing and regeneration … [Read more...]

Launch event of our ARM report

With the support of the Oak Foundation, Future of London has undertaken a significant piece of research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model as a means of building new affordable housing in London.  This research is now complete, and next week we are pleased to be launching the final report: 'The Affordable Rent Model in London: … [Read more...]

Future perspectives on affordable housing: ARM beyond 2015?

Since January, Future of London has been undertaking a major research project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model for delivering affordable housing in London. Building on earlier sessions, our third and final research seminar on 30 April looked forward to an affordable housing programme post-2015. Drawing from data from the … [Read more...]

Acute housing need continues to rise

In March 2013, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published 'Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery', a report written by Future of London. As part of its review of the London housing market, the report quantified acute need as a significant challenge. Since publication, updated statistics have become available that … [Read more...]

Delivering affordability, affording deliverability? Housing providers ask tough questions on ARM

Future of London hosted a research seminar on 9 April 2013, as part of our on-going research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model (ARM) for delivering affordable housing in London. This event was both an opportunity to stay informed on early findings and to contribute to the research. Research lead Andrew Heywood began by … [Read more...]

Delivering affordable housing in London

On 6th March, we launched a discussion paper , produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Future of London. This paper gives an overview of the London housing market with a particular focus on affordability and the impact of recent policy reforms on affordable housing. It argues that a new, sustainable delivery model for London is … [Read more...]

New research project on the Affordable Rent Model

With the support of Oak Foundation, Future of London is undertaking a new research project on the Affordable Rent Model. Our objective is to research, evaluate and make policy recommendations regarding the use and viability of the ARM as a means of building new affordable housing in London. Specific research themes will include: Assessing … [Read more...]

The future of affordable housing in London

Over the next three months, Future of London is convening a series of senior roundtable discussions for London practitioners, focused on the future of affordable housing in London. Housing, and in particular affordable housing, is a key issue for the Capital. The Coalition Government has introduced a raft of reforms impacting the definition and … [Read more...]

What next for affordable housing?

Future of London’s latest Housing Seminar ‘What next for affordable housing?’ played to a packed audience, reflecting the timeliness of this topic for London’s housing practitioners. Themes that resonated through the discussion included the likely scale of future challenge, need for a collaborative approach and importance of working now to be … [Read more...]

Localism and the delivery of social and economic infrastructure

A version of this article first appeared in PPP Journal. The Coalition Government has embarked upon a series of radical reforms since assuming office over a year ago across a broad range of policy areas. A common theme running through many of these has been an emphasis on pushing power and responsibility down through all tiers of government … [Read more...]