Institute of Public Policy Research
Developing a new personalised rent model which adjusts rental payments according to income and is therefore genuinely affordable for low-income households.
Why we are funding this project
To contribute to the debate and evidence-base on what affordable housing means, by developing a new rent model which is genuinely affordable for low-income households.
To improve understanding of the ideas that have potential to create change.
Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) is exploring a personalised rent model for the social housing sector that looks at household incomes and sets rent accordingly. This means that as a household’s income increases or decreases, so too will the rent.
The model would ensure affordable housing is genuinely affordable to social tenants on low incomes, and will also offer tenants more stable and secure housing.
Crucial to this project is understanding how to scale the personalised rent model, so that the potential could be maximised. IPPR is seeking to understand how the current rental system interacts with the welfare benefits’ system.
This project will also feed into the Affordable Housing Commission by contributing to the debate on a new definition of affordability.Back to current funding