Take part in research on ethnicity, housing disadvantage and homelessness

26 January 2023

There is clear evidence that shows people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Housing is also less affordable for many people from these communities, with over a quarter of working adults spending more than a third of their income on housing. But little is known about how these experiences relate to wider systemic discrimination based on a person’s ethnicity, culture or nationality.

Over the coming months, Pathway Housing Solutions (PHS) and the University of Nottingham (UoN) will be investigating how race, homelessness and housing interplay by looking at the lived experiences of homelessness and housing precarity among people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority households. This includes negative experiences of accessing support and services, and having to deal with insecure or unsafe living situations.

How to take part

Housing associations are invited to help shape this research by inviting their residents and tenants from Black, Asian and minoritised communities to take part in the Public Attitudes Towards Social Housing Survey.

As part of the work, PHS and UoN also want to ask challenging questions about how and why people from minoritised ethnic communities have different, and often poorer, access to and quality of housing.

Complete the survey

Get in touch with Pathway Housing Solutions to find out more