Housing action trust

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Housing action trusts (HAT) were non-departmental public bodies, set up to redevelop some of the poorest council housing estates in England's inner-city suburbs.

Six housing action trusts were established under the Housing Act 1988. Each HAT was administered by a board appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister.

HATs were intended to have a short life. After completing regeneration of their estates, the HATs transferred ownership of the tenanted housing estates to other social landlords, in some cases setting up local housing associations that later formed group structures with other associations. All the HATs' residuary assets and undertakings then passed to English Partnerships.[1]

Housing Action Trusts[edit]

The six housing action trusts were as follows.


  1. ^ a b c d "English Partnerships: A residuary body for Housing Action Trusts". Archived from the original on January 5, 2008. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  2. ^ Liverpool Housing Action Trust at Museum of Liverpool website

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