The Smith Institute is proud announce that it has established the Affordable Housing Commission, which is being funded by the Nationwide Foundation. The new stand-alone Commission is being chaired by Lord Best with 15 leading players from across the housing world. Its core objectives are to: examine the causes and effects of the affordability crisis and how it relates to tenure, place, demographics, incomes, wealth distribution, life chances, as well as the social and economic impacts; explore and propose workable solutions (big and small); raise awareness of the concerns and solutions (among practitioners, decision-makers and the public); engage stakeholders and build a consensus for change
The Smith Institute will be supporting the Commission over its 18-month lifespan, undertaking and commissioning research and financial modelling, polling and focus groups and publishing discussion documents. Alongside its research activities the Commission will be engaging key stakeholders and hosting events across the country.
A final report of the Commission’s findings and recommendations will be published in early 2020.
A full list of Commissioners as well as details of the work of the Commission can be found on its website: www.affordablehousingcommission.org
You can also get in touch with the Commission via firstname.lastname@example.org as well as on Twitter: @AHC_Housing