Centre for Comparative Housing Research

Solving the UK housing crisis?

Can Institutional Investment in the PRS solve the housing crisis in the UK?

Frontline Housing Officers|

Dr Jo Richardson is leading a research project on for the Chartered Institute of Housing & Wheatley Group.

Boosting Affordable Housing Supply|

The project report for this ESRC funding research project by CCHR with Places for People has been published.

Annual Research Report|

The first annual research report for the Department has been published.


Centre for Comparative Housing Research

The Centre for Comparative Housing Research (CCHR), located within the Business School’s Department of Politics and Public Policy|, brings together a unique team| who are experienced in delivering  high quality consultancy, research and teaching in the field of housing and public policy.

Housing and Sustainable Communities Courses 

The housing and sustainable communities courses delivered by the Centre for Comparative Housing Research (CCHR), within Leicester Business School, offer a balanced mix of academic rigour and practical skill development.

The content of our courses is regularly updated to take into account the frequent changes in public policy. New teaching and learning techniques, such as e-learning, are being implemented to enhance our housing student’s experience of studying at De Montfort University (DMU). 

We are the East Midlands Regional Centre for housing education, training and research. The Centre has successfully developed its courses in collaboration with local employers and the Chartered Institute of Housing|. We also have a track record of  developing specific training programmes for housing organisations.

There are currently over 250 students studying across the portfolio of part-time courses.  We offer day-release, blended learning and distance learning courses. Our students study whilst working in housing-related jobs. 

For a full list of courses and further details see our Courses section|


Keeping Up To Date

Information on visiting the Centre and contact details can be found on the Contact Us| page.

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