Report on the GLA Flexible Tenure pilot
Affinity Sutton recently conducted an
exclusive pilot with the Greater London Authority (GLA) offering a
choice of shared ownership or equity loan to eligible applicants at
their development, The Residences in Coulsdon.
This in effect separated the product offering (shared ownership
or equity loan) from the property. The pilot scheme resulted in a
clear preference for shared ownership at this development.
Shared ownership - meeting aspiration
Shared ownership has a key role in helping to provide a
home that meets the needs and aspirations of first time buyers and
combats the insecurity private renters face.
New research, coordinated by the National Housing
Federation highlights how housing associations are meeting the
aspirations of first time buyers.
New report: Young and unemployed and living in
Nearly one million young people unemployed in the UK.
Young Affinity Suttton residents tell their stories about life
behind the statistics.
New research on under-occupation reveals full
impact of Welfare Reform Cuts
New research, co-ordinated by the Cambridge Centre
for Housing and Planning Research and the Housing Futures Network,
looks in detail at the effect of the cuts in four neighbourhoods
across the country – inTranmere/Rock Ferry in Wirral, Lewisham in
London, Chorley in Lancashire and Low Ford in
FutueFit - new report released
A new report has been launched as a follow-up to our
£1.2m national retrofitting FutureFit report part one. Produced in
partnership with the Energy Saving Trust and Camco, FutureFit
Follow-up Report: installation phase in-depth findings covers the
detail behind the initial report.
Does debt advice pay? A business case for social
New research from Affinity Sutton and six other housing
associations shows early debt advice could prevent
Housing Futures Network: The impact of cutting
housing benefit on underoccupers in social housing
New research launched today by the
Housing Futures Network, a collection of leading housing groups,
has revealed the impact housing benefit changes would have on
social housing tenants underoccupying their homes.
Bridging the affordability gap
We've recently undertaken some
research with the University of Cambridge looking at the impact of
the Government’s new Affordable Rent Programme which could see
80% of market rents charged on social housing
Our research takes a look at how the new regime
would affect different household types across the country in
conjunction with the proposed 26K benefits cap.