Housing Action Trusts (HAT) are non-departmental public bodies, which were set up to redevelop some of the poorest council estates in Britain's inner-city suburbs.
There were seven established HATs in the country; North Hull HAT, Liverpool HAT, Tower Hamlets HAT in East London, Stonebridge HAT in Brent, North-west London and Castle Vale HAT in Birmingham. The Waltham Forest HAT in East London shut down in April 2002. The Castle Vale HAT shut down in March 2005.
All the HAT's assets and undertakings passed to English Partnerships, the residuary body for HATs, when they shut down. Stonebridge HAT is expected to begin to shut down in 2007.
Housing Action Trust estates Edit
These council housing estates have all been targeted by Housing Action Trusts.
- North Hull HAT in Hull
- Liverpool HAT (54 high-rise tower blocks demolished)
- Stonebridge estate in Harlesden
- Cathall Road estate in Leytonstone
- Oliver Close estate in Leyton
- Boundary Road estate in Walthamstow
- Chingford Hall estate in Walthamstow
- Montieth estate in Bow
- Tredegar estate in Bow
- Lefyvre estate in Bow
- Castle Vale estate in Birmingham (demolition of 32 tower blocks on one Britain's largest estates)