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.
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 providers04/09/2012
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.
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.
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.
HACT is proud to announce that Knowsley Housing Trust ‘EcoTeams’, one of HACT’s Golden Projects made it to the finals of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012.
In this month's newsletter we are reporting about the increasing importance of social impact in the housing sector following our roundtable discussion, getting your opinions on what events you would like HACT to organise, and promoting the recent blogs added to our site.
This new report, produced in partnership with HACT, is the first of its kind in the area of housing and migration.
Lydia Stockdale reports on the devious practices of some landlords on migrant tenants and speaks of the work being done by HACT's Housing and Migration Network to try and tackle these issues.
In this month's newsletter we are getting ready for the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference and Exhibition and progressing with our Worklessness and Neighbourhood Planning projects.