Leigh Fairbrother, director of operations at Energy Angels, explains what landlords need to consider when developing their energy management strategies
The benefits of utilising the latest technology will be evident at Homes 2016, says David Todd, director at Kirona
Considered IT strategies are a must for merging organisations, says Colin Sales of 3C Consultants
How a housing association and a council drove efficiencies in a hectic operating environment
Housing associations can glean significant efficiencies by opting for inclusive technology platforms, says Ian Stanley, Hitachi Solutions’ director of business development.
Social landlords should be delivering innovation through their online service offerings, says Ivo Kerkhof, head of housing, Prodo Housing
Adopting new technology can deliver major returns for social housing providers, says Hyde Group’s Tracy Allison
Social landlords are keen to embrace digital interactions, which can produce cost and efficiency savings for their organisations
Watching what you say Video
Anyone who has experienced speech recognition software on their smartphones will know the technology has developed in leaps and bounds in recent years. But what use are social landlords making of voice recognition tech? Corin Williams listens in
Adam Rigg lists the top 10 apps that can help housing associations do a better job.
Forty out of 120 housing associations have been described as “impenetrable” by a tenant interest organisation aiming to research associations’ tenant involvement programmes.
Inside Housing has launched the Innovation Index for the second year running, to identify the landlords with the most innovative organisational cultures.
The sector needs to understand its performance better to drive up improvement, says David Procter from Incommunities
Landlords can learn a lot from other businesses, says Ian Wright, assistant chief executive at Housemark
One of the UK’s largest construction companies has progressed its plans to build a new modular housing factory.
Our use of technology to help tenants cope with Universal Credit typifies the resilience of the sector, says Ruth Cooke
Landlords should start preparing now for a new wide-reaching data protection regime, says Nancy Dickie
Rent cuts shouldn’t be an excuse for associations not to invest in technology, says First Wessex’s Patrick Symington
Technology can be a “game-changer” for transforming the way that housing associations operate and work, says Paul Almond, director at LIMA
The funding revolution Video
As housing associations turn to crowdfunding, Mark Leftly considers if these online platforms could provide a new source of investment in housebuilding
Associations will not be housing the vulnerable people they have in the past by 2025, says Tom Murtha
We could achieve much more if we were better at embracing technology, says Matthew Gardiner
Investment in IT can lead to significant improvements in the operational efficiency and effectiveness of housing providers, says Ian Stanley, Hitachi Solutions’ director of business development
Inside Housing has relaunched its jobs website with a new easy-to-use platform and more vacancies than ever before.
Managing expectations is key in the social media world, says Paul Grimley
The great service debate Video
Will customer service suffer as housing associations feel the pinch of the 1% rent cut? Steve Sampson gauges opinions across the sector
An Essex-based housing association is planning to set up an offsite development factory to build at least 500 market sale homes over five years.
Tenancy verification tools can help create a more efficient housing system, says John Marsden
Social housing may not be the first sector to embrace technology, but as Steve Sampson reports, an Inside Housing survey with Northgate Public Services reveals it is now an investment priority
Changes that would make the housing world a little better in 2016, according to Matthew Gardiner
Four London councils are piloting the use of solar-charged batteries on their social housing, as government cuts to subsidies leave traditional rooftop panel installations “unviable”.
As the sector strives to become more efficient, what is the role of technology? Reni Eddo-Lodge reports on an Inside Housing and Hitachi Solutions round table which sought to find out
Inside Housing’s website was crowned best digital service of the year at an awards ceremony last night.
Soaring housing costs in London are starting to damage the city’s economy. Nick Duxbury reveals how the growing affordability crisis is forcing a host of the capital’s largest employers to help house their staff.
We need a fundamental rethink of our business model, says Paul Taylor
Cleon Hutton, digital inclusion officer at Sentinel Housing Association, talks to Simon Brandon about getting tenants online
More than 12,000 tweets have been sent as part of the #HousingDay social media event.
Tenants and housing professionals from around the UK are coming together today to celebrate the positive impact of social housing.
With exactly a week to go, the creator of #HousingDay Adrian Capon gives 11 reasons why we need it now more than ever
The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an urgent notice to councils after Job Seeker’s Allowance claimants reportedly had their housing benefit payments stopped in error.
What does an internationally renowned innovation guru make of a housing association’s approach? Peter Jackson reports
Housing providers who innovate can embrace the challenges facing the sector, says Ross Fraser, chief executive of HouseMark
The housing sector is facing the most significant period of change and upheaval for a generation, if not more.
Inside Housing and the Dolphin Index reveal the 61 most innovation-friendly social landlords in the UK. Simon Brandon reports
Inside Housing has unveiled an index of the most innovation-friendly places to work, compiled with Dolphin Index.
Antisocial network Video
Why did one housing association decide to throw out the PR handbook, and engage tenants in a Twitter war? Martin Hilditch reports
Ivo Kerkhof, head of housing at Prodo Housing, considers the future of digital
Ten years ago, the Innovation Park opened to be a test-bed for new technologies and construction techniques in housing. Kate Youde revisits its legacy
BIM to the future Video
The government wants all publicly funded projects to be planned using virtual reality technology. David Blackman reports on the first use of this new software by a social landlord
Chris Deery questions whether sending letters through the post is the best way of notifying tenants of rent decreases
A business which advises organisations on developing digital strategies has compiled a list of housing CEOs with the ‘best digital skills’.
Walsall Housing Group (WHG) has become the first housing association in the country to secure permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones in order to inspect properties.
Is it time for social landlords to move to monthly rent collections? asks Chris Deery
Households in urban areas must be equipped with adequate broadband speeds, says Richard Bacon
Our social homes are going to become more high-tech – we need to move with them, says Adam Rigg
When most corporations have moved firmly into the digital age, how does the housing sector hold up? Helen Clifton reports
Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the most innovative developments of the year.
A Liverpool landlord has begun preparing a site for an innovative off-site build project where 33 homes will be built in a factory and craned in.
How can the sector ensure its values survive in a very different future? asks Paul Taylor
More than a third of data that social landlords hold on tenants is inaccurate or missing, according to a tech supplier to the housing sector.