Welfare Reform & Homelessness

With the decline of social housing in the UK and the growth of the PRS, more individuals on benefits and universal credit are looking to the PRS to provide them with a home. With government reforms to the benefit system it is important to understand any impact of these changes on the PRS.

How have welfare reforms impacted the private rented sector? A review of our research & policy work

The PRS has grown significantly in size over the last twenty years and now plays a vital role in providing a home for those on low-incomes and the homeless. Recently, there have been a lot of policy changes that affect the most vulnerable in society and their ability to access a safe and secure home in the PRS. We review our research and activities to date and look to what the future could hold.

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