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Communities encouraged to embrace self build


Inside Housing confirms that funding to support community-led development is being extended to groups planning self-build projects.

HACT March Newsletter now available


This month's edition details the launch of our new Community Investment Framework document and associated masterclasses, new updates to the increasing popular Community Insight data and mapping tool and the first detailing of the work going forward from our cutting-edge social impact research report by LSE Senior Economist Daniel Fujiwara.

Fund manager seeks measure for social value


Inside Housing's Carl Brown reports from the HACT 'Social Impact of Housing Providers' report launch event held on Monday 11 February 2013.

HACT February Newsletter now available


In this edition, the month's activities include launching Population Insight and our new report on social impact measurement. We are also looking for housing providers interested in joining discussion groups on social value and charitable funding options.

HACT launches free tool 'Population Insight' for housing sector


The new data tool gives housing providers free access to Census 2011 data on changing demographics in their neighbourhoods.

A swarm of Jack Fish. Photograph: Image Broker / Rex Features

What did the census feeding frenzy tell us about housing?


Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion's Director Tom Smith says that the Census reveals that up to half a million people in social housing do not know their landlord is a housing association.

HACT newsletter December 2012 now available


This festive edition wraps up an exciting year for HACT - see our round-up of activities and what's in store for another exciting year in 2013.

Community Insight mapping tool

HACT and OCSI launch new housing open data tool


Community Insight is a new online community mapping and reporting tool enabling housing providers to harness the power of Open Data.

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Copyright Stig Nygaard

Progress Housing Group's Chair takes on an African challenge in support of HACT


Janet Hale will be trading in her stiletto heels for a trusty pair of walking boots to scale Africa's highest peak.

People attend a conference. Copyright NCVO.

HACT's Deputy CEO takes part in the first OECD Integrated Services and Housing Consultation


Andrew van Doorn speaks about the 'What, Why's and How's' of integrating housing and service delivery.