Published: 11th Mar 2014

Matt Leach, chief executive of Hact, joined the housing sector at a time of huge change. He talks to New Start about how technology is helping social housing providers understand their social value as well as maintain their bottom line What are the key challenges – and solutions – for housing providers currently? The truth is we need to reinvent everything. The money that was there isn’t there and the communities that are most excluded are going to be even more excluded. Housing providers can’t rely on security of payments, individuals can’t rely on the benefits they expected in the past and we can only deal with that if we reinvent things totally. The values that have always driven the sector need to be reasserted. A lot of the ethos and energy that came out of the 60s and 70s – when perhaps government was less active and housing was … (To read the full article, subscribe below)