Categories: Housing, Projects

The Better Housing project seeks to develop a national evidence-based resource to help housing practitioners:

  • improve service provision for black and minority ethnic communities
  • embed race equality in their day to day work

Central to the Better Housing project is a collection of evidence-based briefing papers containing research, good practice tips, resources, and key messages targeted towards frontline housing practitioners. Although the papers focus on a variety of different issues and ethnic groups, overarching themes include:

  • the impact of personal or institutional racism on black and minority ethnic service users and staff
  • limitations in the provision of culturally, ethnically and linguistically appropriate housing services
  • obstacles to participation and engagement by black and minority ethnic service users in – housing services, such as segregation, dispersal or language
  • intersections between age, disability, gender, faith, poverty and ethnicity
  • best practice examples to tackle discrimination and disadvantage

The resources from the Better Housing Project were previously housed at the Better Housing website but have been moved and can be found in the Housing section of the Foundation website. They are easily identifiable as Better Housing resources by the logo which is displayed on the relevant resources.