UK Housing Data Standards

HACT’s UK Housing Data Standards which is powered and developed by OSCRE ,have been developed and supported by over 70 housing associations and software companies, including L&Q, Hyde, Riverside, Home Group, Yorkshire Housing and Housemark.

Since 2018, we have developed and launched four versions of the data standards that are available free of charge to to all users. The latest version 3.4 covers resident feedback and customer complaints.

The next step

It’s important that we listen and continually evolve to the changing needs of the sector which is why we are currently developing version 3.5 which covers new use cases focusing on:

  • environment
  • regulatory returns

To find out more about this or become a funding partner, please contact Michael McLaughlin.

Implementation and adoption

Over 400 organisations have downloaded the standards, while over 180 housing associations have told us they downloaded the standards in order to implement them into their business practices.

The adoption of the data standards will improve efficiencies both within individual housing associations, as well as across the sector, enabling innovation to be shared quickly and seamlessly without the need for reinvention. Read more about why Neil Tamplin, IT / Digital Delivery Manager at Valley to Coast, thinks data standards are important for the sector.

Contact Michael McLaughlin, HACT's Digital Lead, to discuss how we can support you in implementing the UK Housing Data Standards.

Data standards deliver business benefits

As L&Q recently said,

“We have been able to leverage our participation to shorten development cycles for our own change and transformation projects in the confidence that the underlying data model is comprehensive and flexible enough to support both current and future ways of working. This gives an unprecedented level of ‘future-proofing’. We are convinced that the standards are facilitating our drive to deliver housing and services better, faster and at a lower cost.”

Get involved

There are three ways you can get involved in the data standards movement:

Invest - you have the opportunity to invest and support the development of future versions looking at environment, ESG and regulatory returns, including a financial and resource commitment. This ensures that your voice is heard as the sector standards are developed;

Show your support – you can show your support the UK Housing Data Standards publicly, giving you access to the data standards movement that contains the brightest digital brains within the social housing sector, from both housing associations, ALMOs and tech companies;

Implement - our network of specialists and mentors can help you to implement the Data Standards including application of the technical and business practicalities of implementing the data standards across your business.

To find out more about how you can get involved in the UK Housing Data Standards movement, contact Michael McLaughlin or complete the form below. 

Find out more

Download our UK Data Standards brochure here

To start a conversation around investing, supporting or implementing the Data Standards, get in touch with Michael McLaughlin.