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How social landlords can attract the right institutional investor


Close alignment between the lender and the landlord's principles is crucial, with potential funders being throroughly vetted.

April newsletter now available


In this month's edition we confirm further details about our community investment masterclass series, provide information on new support features for Community Insight and look for new housing providers interested in supporting UK-based refugees with housing volunteer work placements.

HACT celebrates today's EU day of Solidarity between Generations by launching the 'Age2age' evaluation report


HACT launches final evaluation of five year inter-generational project.

HACT recruits new Director of Innovation and Business Development


HACT, the housing sector think/do tank today announced the appointment of Jim Vine as its new Director of Innovation and Business Development.

Communities encouraged to embrace self build


Inside Housing confirms that funding to support community-led development is being extended to groups planning self-build projects.

HACT March Newsletter now available


This month's edition details the launch of our new Community Investment Framework document and associated masterclasses, new updates to the increasing popular Community Insight data and mapping tool and the first detailing of the work going forward from our cutting-edge social impact research report by LSE Senior Economist Daniel Fujiwara.

Fund manager seeks measure for social value


Inside Housing's Carl Brown reports from the HACT 'Social Impact of Housing Providers' report launch event held on Monday 11 February 2013.

HACT February Newsletter now available


In this edition, the month's activities include launching Population Insight and our new report on social impact measurement. We are also looking for housing providers interested in joining discussion groups on social value and charitable funding options.

HACT launches free tool 'Population Insight' for housing sector


The new data tool gives housing providers free access to Census 2011 data on changing demographics in their neighbourhoods.

A swarm of Jack Fish. Photograph: Image Broker / Rex Features

What did the census feeding frenzy tell us about housing?


Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion's Director Tom Smith says that the Census reveals that up to half a million people in social housing do not know their landlord is a housing association.