The Impact Investing Institute, in partnership with Property Funds Research and supported by Homes England and Investment Property Forum, launch a ground-breaking report detailing the investment case for UK social housing.

The UK continues to experience significant shortages of affordable housing and yet the role of private finance in contributing answers to this need has been under-examined. Currently around 70% of capital raised by Private Registered Providers to invest in social and affordable housing is from private (predominantly debt) financing sources, up from 30-40% in the 2000s, while there are increasing levels of equity investment from institutions in the sector. This authoritative report analyses this investment and investigates the merits or otherwise of including social and affordable housing assets within institutional investment portfolios.