Leading Housing Consultancy

Anna Evans Housing Consultancy provides leading housing consultancy and research services for housing associations, local and central government, and housing developers.

Anna works with a wider group of researchers and consultants to help clients make real change for people, and their living environments.

We offer comprehensive housing consultancy services through a multi-disciplinary skill set of housing and social research, strategic and financial planning, and project management. Our services include

  • bespoke research and feasibility studies
  • housing market and needs assessments
  • service and strategy development
  • business planning, option appraisal and organisational reviews
  • performance monitoring and evaluation
  • interim management and special investigations.

Anna Evans

Anna Evans

I have been an independent housing consultant since 2008, with my 20 years experience in the housing sector spanning the corporate consultancy sector, housing associations, Scottish Homes and Local Government in a range of strategy, research and development roles. I led the affordable housing business as Associate Director at DTZ in Edinburgh before leaving to establish Anna Evans Housing Consultancy and more recently Indigo House Group.  

I work with a wider group of consultants – The Indigo House Group – offering multi-disciplinary skills in housing and social research, policy and service development, financial planning, and organisational development consultancy. We have considerable breadth and depth of experience – a broad range of technical specialities, based on long experience from diverse professional backgrounds. With these colleagues, I have recently established our collaborative consultancy Indigo House. 

I have an applied economics and social research background, a postgraduate qualification in Housing Studies (Stirling) and MBA (University of Edinburgh) and I am a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

I have undertaken a large number of housing organisation and service reviews, staffing restructures, strategic alliance/mergers, housing option appraisals and was project manager in two housing stock transfers in Scotland. I act as an interim and special manager for housing associations and local authorities, including regulatory investigations.  In research and evaluation, Anna’s specialisms are in housing service review, housing market assessment and housing strategy development,  homelessness and temporary accommodation and housing and social care.

I have long experience as a governing body member: first for Lorne Area Housing Association, later for Lothian Homes and then for Castle Rock Housing Association and was Chair of Places for People Scotland (CRE’s private subsidiary) for 10 years. She stood down from that role in 2017.

My colleagues that I work with regularly are:

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Indigo House Group

"Anna was an excellent resource – self motivated, efficient, produces very high quality work, and was able to bring a fresh perspective to our team’s work. "

Gillian Campbell, City of Edinburgh Council

Blog & News

Queen’s Cross Housing Association – Older People’s Housing Strategy

Anna Evans Housing Consultancy was appointed with is.4. Housing and Regeneration Ltd to support Queen’s Cross Housing Association develop its older person’s housing strategy. Work involved:

  • comparative research – considering a variety of approaches to meeting the housing and support needs of older people;
  • supply and demand analysis for housing and support for older people in QCHA’s area of operation;
  • financial analysis and planning of QCHA’s current and future provision;
  • option appraisal;
  • conclusions and recommendations.

Abertay Housing Association – Interim Operations Director

Anna Evans worked with Abertay Housing Association as Interim Operations Director for 6 months between September 2012 and April 2013. Work focused on restructuring the maintenance team, and ensuring the Association’s plans for SHQS and its long term asset management strategy were fit for purpose.

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Anna Evans Housing Consultancy Ltd, Registered in Scotland: No. SC34567