For sustainable long-term solutions, people need to feel a sense of control and ownership over their accommodation—that it is more than simply a roof over their heads. This means not just improving availability and access to housing, but making sure the housing we have is of sufficient quality and appropriate to people's needs.
In the second week of the festival we will investigate what might need to happen to create a more equitable housing system through the lens of poverty, race and gender.
We will also hear from people affected by homelessness and government ministers about the emergency provisions for housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the long-term implications of these actions for our housing system.
The past few months have seen a surge in discussions of systemic racism, and how racial justice and equality is to be incorporated into society at all levels.Find out more ➝
In this session, we explore what it will take to ensure we don't return to business as usual in a post-pandemic society: that appropriate housing is seen as a critical factor in health and wellbeing is at the top of the agenda.Find out more ➝
In this session, we will discuss how data and evidence could show us a way forward in a time of shifting priorities, uncertainty and limited resources.Find out more ➝
With COVID-19 set to cause a significant rise in the number of people experiencing poverty, it's more important than ever to ensure we have enough quality, affordable homes in the right places. This session will explore how we can scale ongoing efforts so that more people on low incomes can access and remain in affordable and decent homes faster.Find out more ➝
This session will explore the intersection between women's homelessness, domestic abuse and women's experiences of the justice and housing systems. Join us to discuss what the evidence tells us about how best to respond now and post pandemic to help ensure women are helped more effectively.Find out more ➝
The Centre for Homelessness Impact is proud to present the work of the artist Anthony Luvera as part of the Impact Festival 2020. Working in collaboration with people who have experienced homelessness, these works tell stories about individual experiences, and the systems and services that shape people’s everyday lives.
In January 2015, volunteers nationwide counted 546,580 homeless people in the United States. This visualization shows those homeless people as dots, repositioning and coloring them according to geography, economic factors, and social considerations to reveal insights about the problem of homelessness.More
Published in April 2017, this book explores the best new public housing at a pivotal time for the sector, focusing primarily on an architectural lens. It accompanied an exhibition of the same name at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in 2017.More
The history of housing shows long-run social progress, littered with major disasters; nevertheless the progress is often forgotten, whilst the difficulties hit the headlines. Housing Economics provides a long-term economic perspective on macro and urban housing issues, from the Victorian era onwards. A historical perspective sheds light on modern problems and the constraints on what can be achieved; it concentrates on the key policy issues of housing supply, affordability, tenure, the distribution of migrant communities, mortgage markets and household mobility.More
London is facing the worst housing crisis in modern times, with knock-on effects for the rest of the UK. Anna Minton cuts through the complexities, jargon and spin to give a clear-sighted account of how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.More
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond follows eight families struggling to pay rent to their landlords during the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems.More
In this episode of Housing Europe's Making A House A Home podcast, the team turns its attention to Housing First. Finland and Flanders are among the areas to have successfully implemented Housing First - what can their case tell us about its potential for solving homelessness?More
On this episode of BBC's The Documentary Podcast, we meet the families living in cramped, unstable temporary accommodation as they wait for a place to call a home.More