Live research projects

HACT is currently engaged in a range of projects to enable housing providers to demonstrate the impact of activity across the business, from launching new values to evidence the effects of moving people into secure housing to exploring the impact of community investment activities on the bottom line.

We are now delighted to share with you a number of exciting  projects, focused on key priorities to support housing providers in answering the critical questions you are asking in your businesses. These projects will deliver actionable insights to help you deliver more with limited resource and enable you to prioritise spend by determining those areas and programmes that are most effective.

To find out more about each project please follow the links below. Contact details are provided within each project.

Social value and procurement

A new, innovative approach to social value and procurement, covering the life cycle of the procurement of a wide range of goods and services.

Tenancy sustainment

Exploring what works when considering improvements to tenancy sustainment levels.

Community investment and bottom line

Analysing data on community investment-relevant activities to determine how these elements affect business costs, including voids, arrears and ASB.

Understanding resident satisfaction

Building real understanding of the drivers and consequences of satisfaction to create actionable business insights.

Technology-led Business transformation

Identifying the service areas and business processes where housing providers can utlise connected technology.

Community investment and social value reviews

Providing advice to help optimise the distribution of resource and collection of data.

Quantifying the business impact of ASB and youth work

Using a data science approach to analyse the bottom line impact of anti-social behaviour.

Evaluating sport and physical activity interventions

Generating insights about the value of delivering sport to drive strategic priorities.

A toolbox for community-led housing

A toolkit providing confidence to professionals and agencies engaging with community-led housing projects.

What is the social purpose of housing now?

Exploring the questions and definition of social purpose for a new era.

Making better use of data to target support for vulnerable people

Building a data model for earlier identification of vulnerable tenants.

Match funded employment RCTs in the housing sector

HACT is working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to run a series of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) with housing associations to test the effectiveness of employment support interventions.