Research and evidence

HACT delivers thought leadership and drives new ideas for business transformation through our platform of research, impact measurement and data analytics, as well as through our engagement with other sectors and our work on connected technologies. We work alongside housing providers to drive change within their own businesses.

With established relationships with different types of organisations and housing providers, HACT is uniquely placed to deliver housing-relevant research that has practical application in the businesses of social housing providers.

HACT provides solutions, projects and products that respond to the priorities and needs of the sector. We help housing providers maintain and refine resilient and successful businesses by generating actionable evidence to inform the development of new, smarter, and more efficient ways of working. We believe in collaboration and partnerships, and will work with you to deliver outcomes that help you meet your goals and objectives.

HACT has conducted a range of research across the housing sector, with experience evaluating projects and programmes, and developing evaluative frameworks and tools, toolkits and resources, and organisational strategies. Our research ranges from bespoke consultancy to multi-partner projects bringing together different sectors.

To find out more about the work HACT does, please see below:

Types of research services

Get an overview of the types of services we can offer.

Live research projects

Find out more about new research projects, what they aim to achieve, and how you can get involved.

Completed research projects

See what projects we have completed recently.

Recent publications

Freely access the latest research reports that HACT has produced.

Standards of evidence

Developing standards for producing and using evidence in the housing sector.

Research team

Meet the HACT team that is working to deliver our research projects.

Sport and housing

Increasing recognition of the value of delivering sport and physical activity as part of Community Investment activity.