CIH President Jim Strang has called for all social landlords in Scotland to sign up to the organisation’s campaign to tackle domestic abuse after new figures revealed a slight rise in incidents. New figures released by the Scottish Government show that Police Scotland recorded 59,541 incidents
Osprey Housing Group has signed up to a UK-wide multi agency pledge to help combat domestic abuse. The Make a Stand campaign has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. Its aim is to encourage housing o
A new report published by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that homeowners get a much bigger slice of UK Government help than social or private renters. Contrary to expectations, an exhaustive analysis of government spending, taxation and regulation of the housing market reaches th
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has partnered with ITN Productions to create a flagship industry news-style programme ‘Close to Home: Housing and Communities’. Presented by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, the programme will explore the issues surrounding the ongoing housi
Jim Strang A new presidential team has taken the helm at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) after the new roles were officially approved at its Annual General Meeting in Glasgow yesterday.
More than 250 housing organisations have signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse just five months after it was launched. The landmark coincides with CIH president Alison Inman, who initiated the campaign as part of her presidential appea
Terrie Alafat A new project to explore how social housing is being allocated across England is being launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
ng homes trainees (from left) Robyn Somerville, Alan Nicolson and Lucy Brown with their certificates Three ng homes housing trainees recently achieved their Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the abolition of a cap on what local authorities in England can borrow to build houses. In her keynote speech to the Conservative party conference yesterday, Mrs May said the move shows her commitment to help fix the housing crisis.
Langstane Housing Association has given its support to the Make a Stand campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. By signing up to the Make a Stand pledge, Langstane has made four focused commitments to pro
Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £2 billion in new funding to give housing associations the long-term certainty they need to deliver tens of thousands of new affordable and social homes. As the first Prime Minister to address the National Housing Federation summit, she will pledge this mor
CIH senior policy adviser John Perry takes a more detailed look at the background to the recent Serco contract issues in relation to accommodation for asylum seekers. Despite all the fuss about migration levels, the numbers applying for asylum in the UK are at historically low levels. They ran at ov
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has reiterated its call for the suspension of the Right to Buy after new government figures revealed more homes were again sold under the policy than were replaced. Figures released yesterday by the ministry of housing, communities and local government have r
CIH: Benefit freeze puts private renting out of reach for low-income tenants and risks fuelling homelessness
Annie Mauger Even the lowest private rents are now out of reach for people on low incomes – putting thousands at increased risk of homelessness, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found.
Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has become one of the latest organisations to have signed up to the Charted Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Make a Stand campaign to help tackle and prevent domestic abuse. The campaign asks housing associations to sign a pledge to provide support for ten