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£5.67: the value of £1 spent on confidence and skills for tenants


With the Social Value Act coming into force next year, the Guardian's Kate Murray comments that housing associations are fighting to prove their financial worth.

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Top tips: helping residents find employment


HACT's Network Coordinator John Coburn joined the Guardian's panel of experts to discuss why and how housing providers should help tenants to find work. Read the key points from the discussion.

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Housing and Migration Network urges housing associations to help destitute migrants


The network, founded by HACT, launches a new migrant 'destitution pack' for providers.

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HACT supported project wins at the Inside Housing Sustainability Awards


Congratulations are in order for Knowsley Housing Trust as they take home an award for their 'Save Energy, Save Money' project.

HACT announces new Board members


Following a number of significant changes, HACT have recruited four new board members to join the team.

Self-help housing: an alternative model reducing housing shortage


With a growing number of people in need of housing, it is unacceptable that so many houses are left empty, often over many years. Building new homes is crucial, but not the only way out of the housing crisis; developing solutions for a better and easier use of empty homes is equally important.

Where should housing providers invest for maximum social return?


The Guardian's Colin Wiles comments on HACT's current work within community investment models.

HACT joins forces with the TSRC to release the Community Investment potential of social housing providers


HACT has announced a new partnership with the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham. The partnership will support HACT’s developing work on community investment, localism and social impact, and enable the Centre’s research to further support the housing sector.

HACT newsletter August 2012 now available


This month, we give more information about the services being offered by HACT in relation to Community Rights to Build, and look forward to some key event dates in September.

Charities seek landlords for right to build schemes


Inside Housing reports on the launch of the HACT, Locality and Urban Forum service that will support communities with bidding for funds for development schemes.