Date: Wed 27th April, 2011
Description: This project builds on the work in the Leicester & Leicestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2007/8. It involved engaging with multiple departments across each local authority in order to assess the capacity for collecting, using and maintaining data in relation to the Strategic Housing Function.
The project report (November 2010) by B. Line Housing Information provides an update of the affordable housing requirement, together with the methodology for future updates. Several gaps were identified in the data available, and suggestions made on addressing these. It is accompanied by two housing market models for each participant local authority, - one which determines housing need (in terms of the number of units of affordable housing required), and one whichassesses the optimum housing market mix
The report outlines the various datasets available to Strategic Housing departments in monitoring housing market trends, along with their limitations and sources.
There is a detailed look at the role of Shared Ownership and the Intermediate Housing market, and how this relates to housing need.
Use of administrative and other data sources in assessing needs for Supported and Special Needs housing and services are explored, and practical examples given.
LSR-Online web link to Leicester & Leicestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2007/8.