Kerri Farnsworth, founding director of 360° Cityshapers, was invited by the UK National Housing Federation (NHF) to write an article about the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on housing in the UK.
The Federation – which is the sectoral body that represents over 800 housing associations in the UK, who at present manage around building & managing around 5 million homes across the UK – has just published Kerri’s article at https://www.housing.org.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/kerri-farnsworth/what-will-the-long-term-impacts-of-coronavirus-be-on-housing-supply/.
The article evaluates the first tranche of research being published now – and reviewed on the housing research & innovation portal Thinkhouse – about the impacts of coronavirus on the housing market in the UK. Many of the key findings of this emerging research are not just applicable to the UK, but to many other countries in Europe and beyond.
Kerri’s article for the UK NHF concludes that the pandemic has compounded the urgent housing demand/supply problems that the UK is facing at the moment, but that there are tools the UK Government can use to resolve these issues that either already exist or could be put in place – it just needs the current UK Government to enable and support their use.
If you’re wondering how the coronavirus pandemic is going to affect our built environment more generally, read the recent thinkpiece Kerri wrote about that.