Blog: November 2012

Re-Made in Dagenham

by Line Algoed - on 30/11/2012

HACT's Housing Intern Line Algoed, who is currently working on the self-help housing project, visits a site in Essex to see how community grants made from the DCLG's Empty Homes Programme are turning around both empty properties and the community.

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A new economy for housing: investing in social enterprise

by John Coburn - on 16/11/2012

With the long-term economic outlook bleak, HACT's Network Coordinator John Coburn comments that an innovative approach is required to look into new opportunities for tenant employment.

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Looking beyond land use in neighbourhood planning: What resources should we be scouting for?

by Zoe Savory - on 15/11/2012

HACT's current Housing Intern Zoe Savory discusses the recent 'Building neighbourhoods that people want to live in' HACT workshop and considers how the sector can effectively target investment within their neighbourhood planning agenda.

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Kill Wonga: Or How Could Housing Associations Work With Community Organisers?

by Matthew Gardiner - on 14/11/2012

HACT's Board member Michael Gardiner reflects on his own career in housing and believes that community organisers and housing associations can team together to move the sector forward.

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