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Cross-sector consortium launches ground-breaking project to create shared Data Standard for the housing sector


A consortium of more than ten housing providers, led by sector ideas and innovation agency HACT, today launched a major initiative to create a common data standard for the social housing sector that stands ready to revolutionise the housing digital landscape.

Published evaluation of our Start-Up Micro-Enterprise project


Our newly released evaluation report concludes this action-based learning project which provided start-up business loans to social housing tenants.

HACT and techUK launch joint bid to bridge UK housing digital governance gap


HACT, techUK and Hannington Tame have today launched a major digital leadership initiative aimed at placing leading players from the UK’s digital economy on every housing provider board, to help UK housing bridge its digital governance gap.

New research points to £130m in potential savings on sector-wide annual repairs bill


New research from HACT has shown that repair bills can be significantly reduced if tenants are supported into work. Routine maintenance costs the social housing sector in England in excess of £1.8 billion per year, and moving people back into work can help reduce this bill by approximately £130m.

HACT and techUK event spurs technology community to build for social housing


Utilising new technology to develop solutions to address real world problems.

HACT CEO to join Local Trust


Matt Leach, CEO of housing ideas and innovation agency HACT has announced his departure from the organisation to join £200m community development funder Local Trust.  HACT have confirmed that he will be replaced by his deputy, Andrew van Doorn.

New Board members for HACT housing ideas and innovation agency


Paul Jameson, Director of Procurement at Genesis, and Nick Atkin, CEO of Halton Housing Trust, were announced today as new board members of housing association ideas and innovation agency HACT.

CEO of North Herts Homes takes over as HACT Chair as Tom Murtha steps down to focus on campaigning for social housing


Gavin Cansfield, CEO of North Hertfordshire Homes, was confirmed today as Chair of housing innovation agency HACT, replacing former Midland Heart CEO Tom Murtha, who has stood down after five years in post.

New toolkit promises to revolutionise future management of community centres


Affinity Sutton has developed an innovative approach to maximise the potential of its community centres. Its Community Asset Transfer strategy is helping Affinity Sutton build the capacity of local organisations to drive forward thriving and sustainable centres - creating significant benefits for the local residents which they serve.

New impact values of homelessness on wellbeing released


New values launched this week by HACT and Simetrica demonstrate the human cost of homelessness, placing monetary values on the massive uplift in wellbeing and happiness created when moving people from street homelessness into secure housing.