"Experience has shown that there is conflict between officials and partipants in their judgement of what constitutes a "successful" housing project. The individual owner's view of the project may be influenced by such factors as the delivery system and the level of their participation in the scheme overall, whilst the view of the officials may be largely dependant on the physical, external appearance of the houses. A post occupancy evaluation by the National Building Research Institute has attempted to look at a housing project through the "eyes" of three groups: (1) the owners, (2) the local authority and (3) the financial institution. The housing project studied was financed by a private company and involved a high degree of owner participation. This paper iill discuss the development of an appropriate framework for the objective evaluation of both existing and future housing projects."