Investment case for social and affordable housing in the UK (October 2021) Full Report




Full Report

The UK continues to experience significant shortages of affordable housing. Currently around 70% of capital raised by Private Registered Providers to invest in social and affordable housing is from private (predominantly debt) financing sources, up from 30-40% in the 2000s, while there are increasing levels of equity investment from institutions in the sector. This report analyses the social and affordable housing sector as a potential investment and investigates the merits or otherwise of its inclusion within institutional investment portfolios.

Written by Property Funds Research this research was commissioned by the Impact Investing Institute and jointly funded by them with Homes England and the IPF.

A précis of the research is also available – click here.