Our research services

Are there research questions you need answering? Do you need an evaluation conducted by an independent party? Do you want to collaborate with other housing providers to understand more? Would you like to work with an organisation that has both research and in-depth housing expertise? HACT can help!

Innovative and robust research

HACT is committed to conducting in-depth, credible research that has practical application in the businesses of social housing providers. We use trusted and robust methods, whilst also pushing ourselves to try new ways of working and new methodologies in order to produce innovative results.

Find out the different research services that we can deliver for you.

Collaborative approaches

Working collaboratively, housing providers are involved in research design, along with participating in advisory panels and working groups that test the application of research and evaluation in their everyday businesses. They have early access to emerging findings and guide our promotion of results. We work best when we work together, sharing knowledge and good practice. 

Partnership working

We have relationships with leading universities, research institutes and think tanks, other third sector organisations and housing providers. HACT currently works with SImetrica, University of Birmingham, University of York, Social Regeneration Consultants, and CDFA. With established relationships with different types of organisations and housing providers, HACT is uniquely placed as a think tank to deliver housing-relevant research. HACT is also an active member of the SROI Network.

Find out more

Check out our short information leaflet that tells you all you need to know about HACT's research capacity.


Click here to download HACT research information leaflet.

Click here to find out what kind of research services we can deliver for you.