HACT has launched version 1.0 of its free data standard for housing IT. Created in conjunction with 17 housing providers, the data standard focuses on core tenant data, and the voids and allocations process. It includes a reference data model, data exchange standards, supporting documentation, and implementation business cases.
Andrew van Doorn, chief executive, HACT, said, “The launch of the data standard is a watershed moment for how the social housing sector goes digital. It demonstrates the willingness of our sector to fully embrace a digital future, and to drive greater insight through the data we collect and use.”
The first version of the data standard has been developed with the help of OSCRE, a real estate standards development organisation. This free version is available to social housing providers and their partners, with training, tools and technical expertise offered where required.
The full version of HACT’s housing data standard is expected to eventually cover repairs, care and support, complaints, development handovers and income collection.