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 sector, housing associations, Scottish Homes and Local Government in a range of research, policy, development roles. I led the affordable housing policy and research business as Associate Director at DTZ in Edinburgh before leaving to establish Anna Evans Housing Consultancy.  

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).

My core skills are in qualitative research, policy analysis. option appraisal and strategy/service review and development. I am able to analyse and cut through large volumes of complex data, and help client answer the “So What?” question. I present findings and advice in a clear and concise way to a range of audiences. I like to leave clients with practical and deliverable plan – one that can make a difference to people and their living environments. I have acted as a interim manager for a number of housing associations and local authorities so I understand about the realities of service delivery.

I am a Board member of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, and Chair of Places for People Scotland (private subsidiary of CRE).

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