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Building and Social Housing Foundation

UK Housing Policy and Practice

The BSHF UK Housing Policy and Practice team works to highlight innovation and encourage good housing practice in the UK. Its activities are designed to influence both policymakers and practitioners and bring about positive change in UK housing conditions and provision.

World Habitat Awards

The World Habitat Awards are given each year to projects from the global South as well as the North that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs. An award of £10,000 and a trophy are presented to the winning projects at a UN-Habitat celebration event.

Research shows growth in Empty Homes activity

The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has launched a case studies report ...

Join BSHF at the World Urban Forum!

We invite you to join us at the BSHF networking event ‘Scaling up Innovative Housing Solutions’ on 11 April 2014, followed by the presentation of the 2013/14 World Habitat Awards.

New Director for BSHF

David Ireland has been appointed as BSHF’S new Director.

About BSHF

Established in 1976, BSHF is an independent organisation that works both in the UK and internationally to identify innovative housing solutions and to foster the exchange of information and good practice.

Research Programmes

As an independent housing research organisation, BSHF carries out a range of collaborative research and knowledge transfer activities. All research carried out has practical relevance and addresses a range of current housing issues worldwide.