Midland Heart has developed a free visualisation tool to enable any housing provider to make much better use of the Homes and Communities Agency’s annual release of data on every housing provider’s stock holdings in England.
James Jervis, research and data insight manager, Midland Heart said, “We developed this tool to help housing providers better understand and use the data from the HCA. We received some great feedback last year and so, following the HCA’s recent 2015/16 release of the data, we have refreshed the tool.”
The 2015/16 data allows housing providers to easily determine their position in the sector. For example, while Midland Heart is the dominant provider in Birmingham, the visualisation tool can show how crowded the social housing sector is in this area; of all the local authorities in England, Birmingham has the highest number of individual providers with 70 organisations.
The free data visualisation tool has been created using Tableau Public and can be accessed by visiting: http://tabsoft.co/2fzBJyw