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 is a founding member of the Indigo House Group – a collaboration of consultants and researchers. Our aim is to help clients make the best decisions to make real change for people, communities 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

I am a leading adviser in Scottish housing policy, strategy and housing service review, redesign and change. I combine a portfolio of consultancy, research and interim executive management to achieve transformational change in housing organisations, and in local and national housing policy. I have over 25 years experience working in the affordable housing sector across the UK.

I am an experienced project/programme manager in large multi-disciplinary projects, with strong oversight skills. I am able to distill large amounts of complex data to provide clear and concise conclusions and advice, for a range of audiences and influencers.

I have an applied economics and social research background, a postgraduate qualification in Housing Studies (Stirling) and MBA (University of Edinburgh). I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and am a mentor in the CIH Mentoring Scheme. I have worked in local government, central government agencies and corporate consultancy, and have been a senior Board member in three housing associations. I led the affordable housing consultancy and research team at DTZ as Associate Director.

I have undertaken a large number of housing organisation and service reviews, staffing restructures, strategic alliance/mergers and strategic option appraisals. I was project manager in two housing stock transfers in Scotland. I now act as an interim and special manager for housing associations and local authorities, including regulatory investigations.  I have a particular interest in organisational culture and how that can help or hinder organisations in making efficient and effective change.

In research and evaluation, my interests are in policy and service review, housing market assessment and housing strategy development, the private rented sector’s role in meeting housing need, homelessness and temporary accommodation, housing and social care.

I have long experience as a governing body member: first for Lorne Area Housing Association where I led the merger with Port of Leith, 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. I stood down from that role in 2017.

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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

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