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
The rapid growth of short-term lets such as Airbnb has been a boon to tourists and landlords, yet it could lead to the misappropriation of housing stock and displacement of long-term residents from their communities if left unregulated, new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has
East Ayrshire Council has adopted the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand pledge supporting people experiencing domestic abuse. Developed in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, the pledge encourages housing organisations to make a commitment to
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new project to reimagine the way it connects with and supports its members. The Rethinking Membership project will give housing professionals across Scotland the chance to give their views on what the body should do to ensure its offering fully
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse has seen more than 300 housing organisations sign up in just eight months. CIH President Jim Strang announced the landmark in his speech at the organisation’s annual Presidential Dinner, which took place
More than 165,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just six years, according to new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The organisation is predicting that loss will reach 199,000 by 2020 – making it increasingly difficult for people on l
CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister rounds up all the latest changes to Universal Credit – including some which have slipped under the radar. Already in 2019 we’ve seen several new announcements about Universal Credit – in addition to those in the November Budget. Some have
Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has given its support to the ‘Make a Stand’ campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing. The commitment is further supported by the Orkney Domestic Abuse Forum.
Selective licensing schemes in England are helping to tackle poor standards in the private rented sector but could be even more effective with more government support, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found. A new joint report from the housing body and the Chartered Institute of Environm
Barrhead Housing Association has joined housing providers across the UK in signing up to a pledge to tackle domestic abuse. The governing Board committed to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s ‘Make a Stand’ campaign during its meeting last month.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has repeated its call for the UK Government to suspend its Right to Buy policy after new figures revealed less than a third of homes sold since 2012 have been replaced. Figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government sh
Angus Council has signed up to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to support victims of domestic abuse. The local authority’s first step in the campaign was to appoint a champion to drive its activity in this area, with councillors Craig Fotheringham and L