HACT, the housing sector think/do tank today announced the appointment of Jim Vine as its new Director of Innovation and Business Development.
Inside Housing confirms that funding to support community-led development is being extended to groups planning self-build projects.
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.
Inside Housing's Carl Brown reports from the HACT 'Social Impact of Housing Providers' report launch event held on Monday 11 February 2013.
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.
The new data tool gives housing providers free access to Census 2011 data on changing demographics in their neighbourhoods.
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.
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 is a new online community mapping and reporting tool enabling housing providers to harness the power of Open Data.
Janet Hale will be trading in her stiletto heels for a trusty pair of walking boots to scale Africa's highest peak.