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HACT launches new values to measure the social impact of core housing activity

26/01/2017

With sponsorship from Clarion Housing Group and KeepMoat, HACT, the sector’s ideas and innovation agency, launches a new suite of Wellbeing Values to measure the social impact of core housing activity.

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

20/01/2017

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

21/12/2016

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

08/12/2016

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

29/11/2016

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

26/10/2016

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

HACT CEO to join Local Trust

11/10/2016

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

05/02/2016

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

12/11/2015

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

23/09/2015

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.

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