Using data to drive up standards in social rented housing

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Social housing tenants’ choice is constrained. They can’t easily choose to change their landlord the way that consumers can with other service providers. The Scottish Housing Regulator want to empower tenants and maximise their consumer power in other ways as well. Their data can help to do that, by enabling tenants to ask questions, and supporting meaningful dialogue between tenants and landlords about the services they get for the rent they pay. Improved, affordable landlord services will improve people’s lives.

The Scottish Housing Regulator hold a huge amount of data about landlords’ services, rents and costs. This challenge is focused on unleashing the potential of this data, by presenting it in useful ways which can be easily accessed by tenants. They’re looking for consumer-facing proposals that aim to find innovative approaches to data, have the potential to support the landlord-tenant dynamic and that strongly support consumer empowerment.

Applicants must apply by 2 July 2018.

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