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The next generation

by Tom Murtha - on 17/04/2013

HACT's Chair Tom Murtha comments that strong leaders understand when the best way to serve their organisation is to leave.

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Rethinking housing and social value

by Matt Leach - on 03/04/2013

HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach demonstrates that social value will soon become a crucial part of the business and housing providers need to make sure they are ready for it.

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Fighting interference

by Tom Murtha - on 27/03/2013

Housing associations pioneered work against discrimination and must resist the latest cynical attempt to grab votes, says HACT's Chair Tom Murtha.

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Trafford Housing Trust guest blog: Why HACT Should Appeal To Progressives

by Matt Leach - on 18/03/2013

Our CEO, Matt Leach, is the first person to 'guest blog' on the blog page of Matthew Gardiner from Trafford Housing Trust (mirrored on our blog), talking about why the progressives within housing should be attracted to what HACT is currently doing.

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Steps to success

by Tom Murtha - on 22/02/2013

HACT's chair Tom Murtha says that good leadership can never just be about money management.

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Population Insight: Making sense of the 2011 Census migration data

by John Perry - on 07/02/2013

John Perry, who has worked with HACT to develop the Population Insight tool, discusses how the software programme releases the potential of migration information available to housing providers in the data released in the recently available 2011 Census.

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New data tools allow housing staff to understand social trends

by Matt Leach - on 10/12/2012

From mental health rates to employment, housing providers can map their properties and community work against local statistics.

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Community Insight: A new open data tool for housing providers

by Matt Leach - on 07/12/2012

With the long-term economic outlook decidedly gloomy, HACT's CEO Matt Leach talks about the new range of tools that HACT is developing to equip housing providers for a challenging future.

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Re-Made in Dagenham

by Line Algoed - on 30/11/2012

HACT's Housing Intern Line Algoed, who is currently working on the self-help housing project, visits a site in Essex to see how community grants made from the DCLG's Empty Homes Programme are turning around both empty properties and the community.

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A new economy for housing: investing in social enterprise

by John Coburn - on 16/11/2012

With the long-term economic outlook bleak, HACT's Network Coordinator John Coburn comments that an innovative approach is required to look into new opportunities for tenant employment.

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