HACT Digital

Housing has the opportunity to radically reassess its relationship with data and technology. But often it doesn’t yet have the people, capacity or the tools to make it happen. ‘HACT Digital’ is a programme of projects that aim to help housing providers realise the benefits that new technology and data can provide their businesses.

HACT Digital will focus on three interlocking areas that will support housing businesses achieve a shift to digital- promoting tech expertise at board level, a data standard to improve the data culture of the entire sector and digital maturity audits for organisations looking to identify where technology could deliver the most significant benefits.

More details on the programmes will be released shortly. We are pleased to present this manifesto that presents key challenges that the housing sector faces in it's approach to technology.

Digital manifesto for change

Is housing really ready to go digital?

Published: December 2016

Author: Matt Leach

The UK housing sector is stuck in a technology rut. Ubiquitous connectivity, machine learning and automation are transforming businesses across the economy. But social landlords remain wedded to systems which in too many areas have failed to move on.

Despite endless digital conferences and events there is little evidence housing providers are capable of responding to the challenges and opportunities of a transformed technology landscape. At a time of rapidly falling budgets, tighter finances present the urgent need to reinvent business models, this represents a major unaddressed threat to the long term success of the sector.

UK Housing's Digital On-board Programme

HACT, TechUK and Hannington Tame have 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.  You can find out more here.

Creating a Shared Data Standard for UK Housing

HACT has brought together a vanguard group of housing providers to create a shared data standard and reference architecture for the UK housing sector. Find out more here.

If you are interested in this work and the initiatives that will be developed as part of the HACT Digital programme please leave your details below and we will be sure to keep you up to date.