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Building and Social Housing Foundation

Tackling Homelessness

Homelessness is an increasingly pressing issue across the globe. In Europe it is rising in almost every nation, with an upsurge in people living rough. Despite this, there are solutions. BSHF is helping to transfer lessons about tackling chronic homelessness from the US to a Europe context.

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.

We have the way, but do we have the will?

"To see a social problem with a fresh pair of eyes is both a blessing and a curse." Tom Archer shares his thoughts....

World Habitat Awards presented

The World Habitat Awards for 2014-15 were presented ....

Community-led housing allliance

BSHF has secured funding from the Nationwide Foundation.....

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.