Housing reading list

Adams, L., Morris, S., Thomson, D., Rossiter, H., Felton, J., Newbold, P. and Hazel, Z. (2018) Housing and disabled people: the role of local authorities, Research Report no. 115. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Anderson, I. and Sim, D. (2011) Housing and inequality. London: Chartered Institute of Housing.

Beatty, C. and Fothergill, S. (2016) The uneven impact of welfare reform: the financial losses to places and people. Oxfam and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Available at:

Beider, H. (2012) Race, housing & community: perspectives on policy and practice.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Blake, M. (2014) Housing discrimination research: racial and ethnic minorities and same-sex couples. New York: Nova Publishers. 

Brown, P. and Niner, P. (2009) Assessing local housing authorities' progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveler communities in England, Research Report no. 13. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Clarke, A., Hill, L., Marshall, B., Oxley, M., Pereira, I., Thompson, E. and Williams, P. (2015) Evaluation of removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: final report. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report no. 913. London: DWP.

Commission for Racial Equality (2006) A guide to the code of practice on racial equality in housing. London: Commission for Racial Equality.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) Housing and disabled people: Britain's hidden crisis. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) Housing and disabled people: Scotland's hidden crisis. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) Housing and disabled people: Wales' hidden crisis. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Human rights at home: guidance for social housing providers. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Finney, N. and Harries, B. (2013) Understanding ethnic inequalities in housing: analysis of the 2011 Census. Race Equality Foundation Briefing Paper no. 23. London: Race Equality Foundation.

Grotti, R., Russell, H., Fahey, E. and Maitre, B. (2018) Discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland. Research Series. Dublin: Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Gulliver, K. (2017) 'Britain's housing crisis is racist – we need to talk about it', The Guardian, 6 July.

Harrison, M. and Davis, C. (2001) Housing, social policy and difference: disability, ethnicity, gender and housing. Bristol: Policy Press.

Hemingway, L. (2011) Disabled people and housing: choices, opportunities and barriers. Bristol: Policy Press.

Holmes, C. (2003) Housing, equality and choice. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.

House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (2017) Building for equality: disability and the built environment. Ninth Report of Session 2016-17. London: House of Commons. 

Jeffrey, J. and Seager, R. (2011) Equality and diversity: a framework for review and action. London: National Housing Federation. 

King, A. and Stoneman, P. (2017) 'Understanding SAFE Housing – putting older LGBT* people's concerns, preferences and experiences of housing in England in a sociological context', Housing, Care and Support, 20, 3: 89-99. 

Matthews, P. and Poyner, C. (2017) 'Your tenants are gay, get over it!:  how housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users', LSE Blogs, 19 Oct. National Housing Federation (2015).

O'Donovan, D. (2016) 'Breaking the cycle of discrimination? Traveller/Roma housing exclusion and the European Convention on Human Rights', International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 15, 1: 5-23.

Patel, C. and Peel, C. (2017) Passport please: the impact of the right to rent checks on migrants and ethnic minorities in England. London: The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

Richardson, H. (2018) 'Landlords who say "no DSS" breaking equality laws', BBC News, 26 February.

Rutter, J. (2008) Social housing allocation and immigrant communities. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. Research Report no. 4.

Satsangi, M., Theakstone, D., Matthews, P., Lawrence, J., Rummery, K., Mackintosh, S., Baghirathan, S. and Boniface, G. (2018) The housing experiences of disabled people in Britain. Research report no. 114, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Stalker, A. (2018) Housing and equality law in Scotland. Edinburgh: Shelter Scotland.

Thornhill, J. (2009) Equality, diversity and good relations in housing. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing.  

Thornhill, J. (2011) Delivering housing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing.

'The Equality Act and duties of inquiry under the 1996 Housing Act (2016)', Housing Law Monitor, December, 8-10.

'The impact of the Equality Act on housing allocation schemes (2017)', Housing Law Monitor, May, 6-12.

Westwood, S.  (2017) 'Gender and older LGBT housing discourse: the marginalised voices of older lesbians, gay and bisexual women', Housing, Care and Support, 20, 3: 100-09.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2019