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HACT newsletter December 2012 now available


This festive edition wraps up an exciting year for HACT - see our round-up of activities and what's in store for another exciting year in 2013.

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HACT and OCSI launch new housing open data tool


Community Insight is a new online community mapping and reporting tool enabling housing providers to harness the power of Open Data.

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Progress Housing Group's Chair takes on an African challenge in support of HACT


Janet Hale will be trading in her stiletto heels for a trusty pair of walking boots to scale Africa's highest peak.

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HACT's Deputy CEO takes part in the first OECD Integrated Services and Housing Consultation


Andrew van Doorn speaks about the 'What, Why's and How's' of integrating housing and service delivery.

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£5.67: the value of £1 spent on confidence and skills for tenants


With the Social Value Act coming into force next year, the Guardian's Kate Murray comments that housing associations are fighting to prove their financial worth.

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Top tips: helping residents find employment


HACT's Network Coordinator John Coburn joined the Guardian's panel of experts to discuss why and how housing providers should help tenants to find work. Read the key points from the discussion.

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Housing and Migration Network urges housing associations to help destitute migrants


The network, founded by HACT, launches a new migrant 'destitution pack' for providers.

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HACT supported project wins at the Inside Housing Sustainability Awards


Congratulations are in order for Knowsley Housing Trust as they take home an award for their 'Save Energy, Save Money' project.

HACT announces new Board members


Following a number of significant changes, HACT have recruited four new board members to join the team.

Self-help housing: an alternative model reducing housing shortage


With a growing number of people in need of housing, it is unacceptable that so many houses are left empty, often over many years. Building new homes is crucial, but not the only way out of the housing crisis; developing solutions for a better and easier use of empty homes is equally important.