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Places After The Pandemic


Covid 19 could offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for housing associations to deliver more with their communities, change how homes are built and improve services with residents, according to PlaceShapers’ and HACT’s Places After The Pandemic report.

Andrew van Doorn on 'The Future of Housing'


As part of Housing 2020, HACT have contributed to “The Future of Housing”, a programme produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and ITN Productions Industry News which explores the challenges and triumphs of the housing sector today.

Together, we can do more


HACT launches a roadmap for the future of social value in social housing.

Investment in social housing reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth


The Impact of Social Housing: Economic, Social, Health and Wellbeing was written by UK Collaborative Centre of Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and HACT for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Public Health Scotland, and the Rural and Islands Housing Associations Forum (RIHAF).

£1 million in support


Between March and June 2020, UK social housing organisations representing 40% of the sector provided almost £1,000,000 in financial assistance, provided over 110,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 600,000 welfare calls.

Southern Housing Group signs up for v4.0 of the UK Housing Data Standard


Southern Housing Group signs up to support and develop v4.0 of the UK Housing Data Standard.

Warm thanks to Longhurst


Our warm thanks to Longhurst for their generous donation to the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment.

A match funding opportunity


HACT is coordinating a consortium bid from housing associations that would match fund any new grants made to local charities.

Evaluate and improve


HACT is delighted to announce the release of two reports that evaluate Orbit’s provision of two of the most urgent areas of resident support: mental health and financial inclusion.

The role of social housing in communities: five recommendations


MP Danny Kruger asked the question "How can we empower and strengthen communities for the long term?". This is HACT's response.