Northern Housing Monitor – Invitation to Shape the next edition of the Monitor

The Northern Housing Monitor is an analysis of Northern housing data, creating a ‘State of the Region’ report describing emerging trends and identifying the developments which have the most significant impacts on people, homes and neighbourhoods in the North.

The first edition of the Monitor was published in the autumn 2021.

The Monitor is part of the NHC’s commitment to building an evidence base on the issues that matter to our members and as a useful, instructive and unique source of Northern housing data.

The 2021 edition of the Monitor focused on energy efficiency with chapters covering a wider suite of analysis on the North’s housing markets.

The Monitor was accompanied by an interactive geographic look-up tool – the Northern Housing Databank – providing a level of local analysis.  This will work to build responsiveness to housing needs at a local level, to support developing targeted strategies that respond to the differing needs of local areas.

The NHC is now working towards the next edition of the Monitor to be published in the autumn of 2022.

Member Reference Group

To ensure that the Monitor continues to meet members’ needs fully, we will set up a small Member Reference Group from across our membership.

The Member Reference Group will be a key component in shaping the content of the Monitor and to act as a sounding board as the work develops.


We anticipate that the group would meet virtually to determine the key data needed to underpin the Monitor. In addition, the group will comment on the outputs including visual and graphical outputs as well as narrative text.

The timeline for the group to meet will cover March – August 2022 and meetings will be held virtually or use an online tool to share information. We would anticipate this would involve three or four meetings, with other consultation being held offline to ensure that the final document is fit for purpose.

If you are interested in being part of the group, please email by 11th March expressing your interest.