Housing & Economic Change

Housing & Economic Change

The HCA is the agency responsible for the delivery of new housing and affordable housing in England. It has a £4 billion budget. As part of negotiations in the 2010 spending review, it needed to present a clear economic case for investment in housing.

Working with Oxford Economics we carried out a detailed data/literature review, discussions with housing policy and economics experts and analysis of the different models for its role in the economy. We looked at the macro-economic role of housing, its role in labour markets, its social, health and environmental roles and its role in making competitive places.

The work was extensively used by the Homes & Community Agency  in its negotiations and in help shaping its new housing investment programmes.

Detailed assessment and analysis of the evidence on the links between housing and economic performance.


Homes and Communities Agency