Terrie Alafat CBE has today announced she will retire as chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) at the end of November. Current deputy chief executive Gavin Smart will then become CIH’s chief executive.
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s 2019 Housing Hero Awards celebrate all the unsung heroes within the UK housing sector that make housing great. This year, Prospect’s committee member and tenant, Sheila Bunt, was recognised as Highly Commended within the Tenant Lifetime Achievement Ca
Specialist housing and care provider Blackwood adopted an ingenious method of transporting its ‘home of the future’ to Europe’s largest housing festival – by building it across three shipping containers.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has welcomed the UK Government’s launch of a full consultation on the reform of building safety regulation but has voiced concerns over the length of time given to receive industry opinion. New regulation proposals and a related eight-week consultation
CIH policy and practice research officer Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke talks to some early Make a Stand pledges. Now Make a Stand has been running for a little of a year I have been catching up with some of the early adopters to talk to them about the changes they have made and impact upon their organisati
A campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the housing sector has generated 337 signatories in its first year. Make a Stand was created by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA). It asks housing organisations to make four c
Ahead of the launch of Housing First guidance for Scotland’s Social Housing Professionals, Jim Strang, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing, calls for the ambitions of Housing First to be matched by funding and support. Every year, thousands of our fellow citizens are forced to make
The chief executive of Bradford-based Incommunities Group Geraldine Howley has been confirmed as the chair of the governing board at the Chartered Institute of Housing. Geraldine has been interim chair since April 2018 and her permanent appointment has now been ratified by CIH members, with more tha
Melanie Rees from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) reflects on a social housing research project by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and introduces new research on social housing allocations. One of the key questions posed in our 2018 research project Rethinking socia
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new pledge which aims to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse. A development of CIH’s original Make a Stand pledge, which is designed for social landlords, the Make a Stand supporters’ pledge is aimed at organisatio