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This study investigated the creation of successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK, for both the housing providers and government policies.
The study established that different capacities need to be developed at different stages, including during the policy design process, after transfer, in a 'settling-down', post-transfer period (two to five years), a consolidation period of up to a decade, and as a mature provider often involving significant changes in roles, staffing, resources and governance.
The observations outline the broad UK context, how much it has changed, and is changing, and how it contrasts with Australia.
Key findings from the study are that: