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DLUHC plans new social housing data system

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is moving towards the go live of a new digital system for data on social housing.

It has agreed on a £9 million contract, to run until July 2024, with customer software developer Softwire Technology to help launch the platform and develop a data collection team inside the department.

The new platform will replace the existing CORE (Continuous Recording of Social Housing Lettings and Sales) service, enabling lettings officers and managers in local authorities and housing associations to share the appropriate information.

The contract notice says the system will also be used by statisticians and analysts along with staff providing support to the organisations that supply the data.

A DLUHC blogpost early in the year outlined the complexity of the project, saying it was utilising JSON schema and front end libraries, including form building components, from the Department for Education.

The code has been made available as open source on GitHub.


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