Drawing up a blueprint for sustaining social housing tenancies

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A unique research project is taking place at Sheffield Hallam University looking at how to improve tenancy sustainment, explains Paul Hackett

Amidst what can seem like a constant barrage of negative publicity and statistics for housing associations, there is one important trend that has gone a little unnoticed. Evictions by housing associations (each a last resort and only pursued following a concerted effort to support residents and secure their engagement) have fallen significantly over recent times.

In the 2010s, housing associations collectively evicted roughly 10,000 tenants each year on average, due to factors including persistently high rent arrears, serious antisocial behaviour and other forms of tenancy breach.

However, in 2021/22 (the most recent year for which data is available), evictions were significantly down at 3,940, according to providers’ returns to the Regulator of Social Housing.

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