Shelter in conjunction with user research from IPSO Mori has launched a new Living Home Standard based on 42 criteria which members of the public feel should be used to assess housing standards. Shockingly according to this 42% of homes do not currently meet it. Categories include space, affordability, neighbourhood, stability of tenure and conditions. Download the report and its methodology from the website to find out more.
Another well established UK government report covering housing conditions in the UK is English Housing Survey which focuses upon condition.
Many UK academic institutions have access to series of historic data from this and its predecessors via the UK Data Archive
Joseph Rowntree Foundation also considers the link between poverty and poor housing.
Also see: Housing Federation resource Library