Current vice president Jim Strang The search for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) next vice president is officially underway with nominations now open.
Terrie Alafat More than 2,000 people have had their say on the future of social housing by taking part in workshops as part of a major Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) project.
The CIH Futures group is organising a bumper rounders tournament to support president Alison Inman’s 2018 chosen charity. The contest will see four heats take place across the UK In May and June before a grand final in July.
A new workshop has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) which allows groups of housing professionals, tenants and anyone else with an interest to explore key questions about the role and purpose of social housing. The workshop is part of CIH’s Rethinking social housing project
A new national housing agency has been launched in England to replace the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and help boost Westminster’s efforts to deliver the homes the country needs. Housing secretary Sajid Javid said the rebranded Homes England will drive forward change and help deliver an ave
Just months into his time as CIH vice president Jim Strang has pledged to continue the efforts of current president Alison Inman to tackle domestic abuse when he becomes president in 2018. In an article originally published on the CIH website, Jim Strang makes it clear that domestic is an issue that
The UK government has announced significant changes to Universal Credit including scrapping the seven day waiting period before a person can apply. In the Autumn Budget announcement yesterday Chancellor Philip Hammond responded to the increasing pressure from MPs, charities and the housing sector by
A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness. Housing First offers permanent accom
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reversed its decision to classify housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, allowing their estimated £70 billion debt to be removed from the UK government's balance sheet. Announced a week before Chancellor Philip Hammond's au
Terrie Alafat A major new project which will combine original research and engagement with the sector, tenants, politicians and the public to explore fundamental questions about the future of social housing has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
£600m heating services procurement framework promises big energy savings for Scottish social landlords
A new specialist heating services procurement framework specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish social housing sector has been launched, offering participating social landlords the opportunity to achieve major improvements in energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy
Terrie Alafat Ahead of the anniversary of the introduction of the benefit cap, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned it is pushing people into poverty and putting them at risk of homelessness.
Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs. During her eventful speech to the Tory Party Conference yesterday, Ms May once again pledged to limit the amount people pay for their energy through legislation althoug
England: Welfare policy undermines efforts of councils and housing associations to tackle homelessness
Terrie Alafat The vast majority of councils and housing associations in England believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research.
Julie Fadden As she prepares to hand over the reins to Alison Inman, CIH speaks to Julie Fadden to find out what she’s enjoyed most about being president, her biggest achievements and her hopes for her legacy.