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HACT to support community-led groups to bid for the £100million Empty Homes Programme


HACT welcomes the announcement today of Andrew Stunnell MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DCLG, that £100 million of funding is to be made available to bring empty properties back into use.

Living a Good Life


The fundamental elements of a good life – relationships, purpose and community – are denied to many millions of people, especially those vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups who are excluded from the societies in which they live.

HACT and TSRC explore how social housing providers can achieve community empowerment


HACT and TSRC have released a think piece on the role of social housing providers in the context of 'Localism' and the 'Big Society'.

Social housing leaders debate the future for community investment


Findings from ‘Together for Communities’ pilot projects may help to shape new partnership models.

Reaching out to Reach In


Over 20 housing providers have been involved in the Reach In project: from East Thames to Bolton at Home. We asked some of them about the benefits of the scheme.

Housing’s ‘big’ role


Everyone’s talking about the ‘big society’ but what does it mean for social housing providers, asks Heather Petch, Director of HACT.

Speaking in tongues


Sarfraz Hussain, HACT Projects Director, explains how migrants will struggle to learn English in the face of cuts to language courses.

UCAN Drive


Part of the Opening Doors project, the UCAN Drive project was developed by St Vincent's Housing Association in Bolton. This document is a short explanation about the project.

Opening the gateway


Bradford Opening Doors partners a step closer to Gateway after fact finding visit to Bolton