Local Housing System Analysis: Housing needs assessment

This guide provides practical assistance on how to carry out Local Housing System Analysis.

In this chapter we will set out what is involved in undertaking local housing needs assessments (HNA). Specifically the chapter:

  • Identifies the requirements of a practical definition of housing needs
  • Explains the different approaches to and methods of doing HNA and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Explains the ODPM model and provides practical advice on applying aspects of it
  • Discusses information requirements and sources for HNA

The chapter concludes with a summary of the outputs from HNA that can be used to inform further LHSA work.


LHSA: Housing needs assessment


Email: chma@gov.scot

Murdo MacPherson - Head of Housing Market Analysis - 0131 244 0803
Charles Brown - Statistician - 0131 244 0870

Centre for Housing Market Analysis
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay

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