HACT



Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund opens for applications

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills is now live.

Published 16 April 2021

HACT white paper highlights benefits of flexible rent services

HACT and rent-flex have published a White Paper exploring the benefits of flexible rent services for both residents and social housing organisations.

Published 29 March 2021

Hillcrest joins HACT's social value roadmap

Hillcrest is among a trio of social housing organisations to sign up to support the development of HACT’s social value roadmap.

Published 19 February 2021

White Paper identifies career opportunities at housing associations

Opportunities for housing associations to provide routes out of unemployment and under-employment for their residents and local people have been identified in a new White Paper.

Published 19 January 2021

Link Group invests in HACT's social value roadmap

Link Group has become the first Scottish investor in HACT’s social value roadmap.

Published 13 January 2021

HACT measures housing sector's community impact since March

Between March and October 2020, UK social housing organisations representing 42% of the sector provided almost £1,900,000 in financial assistance, provided over 215,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made just under one million welfare calls between March and October 2020, new figures have revealed.

Published 21 December 2020

New HACT report reveals how social housing organisations responded to COVID

A new report released by HACT has revealed how social housing organisations responded to the COVID-19 pandemic across the UK.

Published 16 December 2020

New resident feedback framework developed by HACT

In collaboration with Network Homes, HACT has developed a framework that will enable social housing organisations to optimise resident feedback.  

Published 9 December 2020

Community impact of UK social landlords highlighted in HACT and CECI report

UK social housing organisations representing 42% of the sector provided over £1,650,000 in financial assistance, provided almost 190,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 890,000 welfare calls between March and September 2020, a new report has shown. 

Published 6 November 2020

SFHA and HACT launch social value toolkit for Scotland

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and HACT have created a social value toolkit that gives  housing associations and co-operatives the practical resources they need to measure, demonstrate and increase the social value impact of their work in communities.

Published 8 October 2020

HACT launches roadmap for future of social value in social housing

HACT launched its roadmap for the future of social value in social housing.

Published 11 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020

HACT delivers £1m of support during coronavirus pandemic

Between March and June 2020, UK social housing organisations representing 40% of the sector provided almost £1 million in financial assistance, provided over 110,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 600,000 welfare calls.

Published 20 August 2020

HACT evaluation reveals continued impact of UK social housing sector

Social housing organisations representing over a third of the UK sector provided almost £500,000 in financial assistance, made almost half a million welfare calls and identified just over 175,000 vulnerable residents between March and May 2020, a new report has found.

Published 17 July 2020

Lorna Wilson: Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing.

Published 30 June 2020