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Press releases

Read our latest news and access an archive of our press releases from across the UK. If you would like more information on anything you have read please contact our press team.


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CIH responds to announcement of First Homes initiative 

Following this morning’s announcement by housing secretary Robert Jenrick, CIH chief executive Gavin Smart said: “We understand that the government is keen to support households to access home ownership; this is an ambition we support. But it must not be at the expense of providing much needed affordable rented homes for households with lower incomes.

07/02/2020

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CIH Scotland responds to the draft Scottish budget announcement  

The Scottish Government set out the draft Scottish budget today (06 February) ahead of the UK Government announcement expected in March. The draft budget includes an allocation of £843 million for the affordable housing supply programme, up from £827 million, and an increase in the budget for energy efficiency to £137 million from £119 million previously.

06/02/2020

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Time to #ShineALight on mental health in housing – CIH president launches new guide 

Chartered Institute of Housing president Aileen Evans today launched a new guide to help housing organisations raise their game on mental health. The guide, developed with support from the mental health charity Mind, sets out six things we can all do to make everyone who works in housing more aware and supportive of other people’s mental health issues – and better supported to look after their own.

05/02/2020

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Simply indexing LHA rates isn’t good enough 

The benefits freeze hasn’t ended for nearly 1.3 million private tenants claiming housing benefits. Local housing allowance (LHA) will be uprated by 1.7 per cent from April, but CIH says this doesn’t address the losses that have built up since the freeze started.

04/02/2020

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Chartered Institute of Housing NI welcomes extension of bedroom tax mitigations  

The announcement by communities minister Deirdre Hargey MLA for plans to extend the welfare mitigations to the bedroom tax beyond March 2020 will come as a welcome development to both tenants and social housing providers in Northern Ireland, according to CIH Northern Ireland policy manager Heather Wilson.

03/02/2020

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CIH Scotland calls for legislative changes to protect victims of domestic abuse 

In response to a parliamentary petition CIH Scotland has called for legislative measures to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

23/01/2020

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Make a Stand tops £53,000 as CIH launches new How to… guide 

CIH’s Make a Stand campaign this week notched up 425 organisations signed up to make a stand against domestic abuse across the UK. To encourage the few housing associations who have not yet signed up for the campaign, we have launched a guide, How to make a stand against domestic abuse.

23/01/2020

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OK for 2020 – but what about four years of freeze? 

The government’s confirmation that it will increase local housing allowance rates by 1.7% (CPI) for 2020 is good news for thousands of people on universal credit or housing benefit who are struggling to pay their rent and often having to choose between paying for their home and buying food for their families. But sadly the government has failed to take the logical step to address the shortfall caused by the freeze in LHA since 2016 and successive below inflation up-ratings in the two years before that.

21/01/2020

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CIH welcomes communities minister's pledge to extend welfare mitigations 

CIH has welcomed the pledge from the new Department for Communities minister Deirdre Hargey to ensure that welfare mitigations extend beyond March 2020.

15/01/2020

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What’s stopping councils from building more houses? 

When the borrowing caps that restricted council house-building were lifted a year ago, the government said it heralded “a new generation of council homes,” but a new report by the Chartered Institute of Housing, National Federation of ALMOs and the Association of Retained Council Housing show councils still face obstacles to building more homes.

08/01/2020

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CIH: raising money for Mind this Christmas  

Your mental health is so important. During the Christmas period, both anxiety and depression can make an appearance, stress is high, and you can feel like there’s lots of expectation resting on your shoulders. At the Chartered Institute of Housing, we want to do more to help people who struggle with their mental health and raise awareness with housing organisations and professionals.

24/12/2019

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Rhaid i fuddsoddi ychwanegol gael ei dempro gan realiti'r gost ddatgarboneiddio  

Heddiw cyflwynodd Llywodraeth Cymru ei chyllideb ddrafft ar gyfer 2020-2021, gan gyhoeddi buddsoddiad mawr i gefnogi sefydliadau wrth gyflawni ei tharged o 20,000 o gartrefi fforddiadwy. O safbwynt tai, bydd y gyllideb yn cyflwyno £48m ychwanegol mewn Grant Tai Cymdeithasol ynghyd â £50m i'r rhaglen benthyciadau tai a £25 miliwn i'r Rhaglen Tai Arloesol i gefnogi sefydliadau gyda datgarboneiddio, a chyllid pellach ar gyfer rhyddhau tir, adfywio canol trefi ac adeiladu modiwlaidd.

18/12/2019

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Additional investment must be tempered by reality of decarbonisation cost  

The Welsh Government has today introduced its draft budget for 2020-2021, announcing major investment to support organisation to achieve its 20,000 affordable homes target. For housing the budget brought with it an additional £48m in Social Housing Grant alongside £50m for the housing loans programme and £25million for the Innovative Housing Programme to support organisations with decarbonisation, and further funding for land release, town centre regeneration and modular building.

16/12/2019

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CIH presents the Future of Housing – a colloboration with ITN Productions Industry News 

LAUNCHING JUNE 2020 CIH and ITN Productions Industry News will be co-producers of a news-style programme anchored by an ITN Productions presenter, produced to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges faced by the housing sector.

11/12/2019

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CIH announces new director of policy and external affairs 

The Chartered Institute of Housing has appointed James Prestwich as its new director of policy and external affairs.

27/11/2019

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Number of new homes built has slowed as lack of infrastructure investment hits 

Growth in the number of new homes in Northern Ireland is stalling, slowed by the underfunding of water infrastructure according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland.

26/11/2019

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Welsh housing organisations welcome government commitment to partly introduce ‘right to adequate housing’ into Welsh law 

Yesterday (November 19), Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, confirmed to Assembly Members that the right to adequate housing will feature as a ‘due regard’ duty as she launched the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

20/11/2019

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New housing and dementia practice framework launched  

It is estimated that 90,000 people are living with dementia in Scotland. A new practice framework aimed at improving the way that housing organisations support people who have dementia was launched at an event in Edinburgh on 30 October. Housing and dementia: a practice framework for Scotland’s housing sector was commissioned by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub in partnership with CIH Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland.

05/11/2019

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CIH Scotland name Excellence Award winners 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow attended by over 400 guests from across the housing sector. Growing each year since its inception, this year’s CIH Excellence Awards received a record number of entries with over 100 projects, teams and individuals applying over eighteen award categories.

28/10/2019

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Methiant sectorau i gydweithio'n gyson yn rhoi baich ar gyllidebau, amser staff a llesiant pobl 

Heddiw mae prosiect Tyfu Tai Cymru CIH Cymru'n lansio ei adroddiad 'Dod ag iechyd da adref' sy'n canolbwyntio ar yr hyn sy'n creu partneriaeth dda rhwng iechyd, tai a gofal cymdeithasol. Cyllidwyd y gwaith, sy'n ceisio rhannu dull seiliedig ar dystiolaeth o wella arfer rhwng gweithwyr proffesiynol a sectorau trwy Gyfnewidfa Wybodaeth Canolfan Gydweithio Tystiolaeth Tai y Deyrnas Unedig (CaCHE).

17/10/2019

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Sectors failing to work together consistently is costing budgets, staff time and people’s wellbeing 

Today CIH Cymru’s Tyfu Tai Cymru project launches its ‘Good health brought home’ report focussing on what makes a good partnership between health, housing and social care. The work has been funded through the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence’s (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Fund that seeks to share evidence-based approach to improving practice between professionals and sectors.

17/10/2019

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Experts call for more affordable homes in Northern Ireland 

Leading Northern Ireland housing figures have said that determined work is needed to ensure more Northern Ireland homes are genuinely affordable.

14/10/2019

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Scotland makes progress on affordable housing delivery  

The Chartered Institute of Housing published the 2019 UK Housing Review Autumn Briefing Paper today (07 October). The report highlights progress towards meeting the Scottish Government’s target to deliver 50,000 affordable homes over five years to 2021, 35,000 of which should be for social rent. By the end of 2018/19 just over 50 per cent of the overall target for completions had been met with the figure rising to 61 per cent in terms of approvals.

07/10/2019

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Scottish Housing Day calls for human rights to be at the heart of housing policy 

Housing must be a human right, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

18/09/2019

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CIH: put people before process when allocating social housing 

Rules and processes designed to decide who gets access to social housing could be failing people in greatest need, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Housing. In Rethinking Allocations, CIH policy and practice officer Faye Greaves found that faced with not enough genuinely affordable homes, councils and housing associations are forced to ration the housing they have – and that the way they allocate these homes can exclude some very vulnerable people.

17/09/2019

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ACTion programme launched to support groups of housing professionals and tenants to design local solutions 

CIH Cymru’s Tyfu Tai Cymru project has today launched a programme to help local groups of housing professionals and tenants overcome housing-related challenges. The ACTion programme will see groups select an issue identified at forums held by Tyfu Tai Cymru in 2018 where issues ranged from tackling empty properties to working more closely with health services. Applicants will undertake research with the support of the Tyfu Tai Cymru team and utilise this to inform the work of the wider sector and influence key decision-makers.

12/09/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes energy efficiency regulations for the PRS 

The Scottish Government is preparing to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented homes of EPC band E at change of tenancy from April 2020 and EPC band D at change of tenancy from April 2022.

12/09/2019

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CIH Scotland appoints new board member 

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to the Scotland board.

11/09/2019

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CIH appoints new national director for Northern Ireland 

The Chartered Institute of Housing today confirmed it has appointed Justin Cartwright CertCIH as national director for Northern Ireland.

11/09/2019

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Alliance sets out pathway to zero carbon homes by 2045 

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland has today (5 September) published a report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045.

05/09/2019

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CIH responds to spending review 

CIH's chief executive Terrie Alafat has responded to today's announcement of a one-year spending settlement by Chancellor Sajid Javid.

04/09/2019

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Housing providers across Scotland unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness 

Domestic abuse is the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland, and today (26 August 2019) new guidance has been launched for all social landlords and local authority housing providers to help them offer a safer and more consistent approach to this issue.

26/08/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Local Government and Communities Committee pre-budget scrutiny  

The Local Government and Communities Committee has called for evidence on the long-term financial sustainability of local government.

23/08/2019

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CIH Cymru partners with Welsh Government to increase the scale of council house building 

One of the key recommendations arising from the independent affordable housing supply in Wales focussed on the need to support local authorities in directly delivering affordable housing at pace and scale. The review highlighted a number of timely advantages to enable local authorities, including the lifting of the HRA borrowing cap, the proposal to allow local authorities to access social housing grant and the possibilities that could be realised through the widespread use of modern methods of construction.

15/08/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes proposals for better standards of temporary accommodation  

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on temporary accommodation standards, CIH Scotland has supported the proposal to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation.

13/08/2019

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British public tells new government: don’t stop talking about the housing crisis 

Almost three-quarters of people across Great Britain believe there’s a housing crisis – and more than half think we’re not talking about it enough, according to a new survey by Ipsos MORI for CIH.

12/08/2019

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Eight young housing professionals lead debate on industry’s future 

Social housing is facing a cliff-edge scenario when households are hit by the bedroom tax next year. Speaking ahead of the Northern Ireland Housing Festival Tom Potter, chair of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) NI Futures – a group of young housing professionals – said it is more important than ever that younger people working in housing are resilient in the tough environment.

09/08/2019

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Housebuilding growth in Northern Ireland welcome but political impasse leaves social and affordable housing behind 

The number of new homes each year in Northern Ireland continues to increase, driven by the recovery of private sector development according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland. However, Northern Ireland needs more homes that are affordable.

06/08/2019

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CIH chief executive to retire at the end of November 

The chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Terrie Alafat CBE, today announced she will retire at the end of November. Current deputy chief executive Gavin Smart will then become CIH’s chief executive.

29/07/2019

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Regulations for short term lets must be proportionate and enforceable  

Responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new regulatory framework for short term lets, CIH Scotland welcomed the proposals for a flexible system that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors. However, concerns were raised about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.

19/07/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings 

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has welcomed the publication of revised fire safety guidance for landlords but has called for the Scottish Government to ensure that fire safety messages for residents are clear and consistent in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

17/07/2019

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CIH and ITN Productions release new programme Close to Home: Housing and Communities 

The Chartered Institute of Housing and ITN Productions Industry News have co-produced a news and current affairs-style programme “Close to Home: Housing and Communities” exploring the challenges and triumphs of the housing sector today, outlining aims for the future and highlighting the partnerships that are making a real impact.

16/07/2019

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Time's up for temporary accommodation 

In this new opinion piece, originally published in the Herald, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell examines the future of temporary accommodation in Scotland as the latest figures show that the number of households in temporary accommodation is increasing.

10/07/2019

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CIH Cymru welcomes government’s positive response to new approach to delivering affordable homes  

Following a comprehensive review of affordable housing supply in Wales undertaken by an independent panel, the Welsh government has provided its response to the recommendations put forward accepting all but one (relating to the help to buy scheme where the Welsh government’s response is dependant on the outcome of the UK government’s comprehensive spending review).

09/07/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to consultation on HMOs 

The Scottish Government has consulted on whether new categories should be added to the definition of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) to protect contract and transient workers from poor housing conditions.

08/07/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes new public health body  

The establishment of Public Health Scotland presents an opportunity to refocus efforts on reducing health inequalities through prevention and partnership working.

08/07/2019

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CIH Scotland appoints new board member  

The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith from Fife Council to the Scotland board.

24/06/2019

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Galw am gydnabod tai fel hawl ddynol  

Mae tri o fudiadau tai mwyaf blaengar Cymru yn galw am gydnabod yr hawl i dai yng nghyfraith Cymru.

18/06/2019

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Time for housing to be recognised as a human right 

Three leading housing organisations in Wales are calling for the right to housing to be recognised in Welsh law.

18/06/2019

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CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency 

Responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on an Energy Efficient Scotland, a route map for improving the energy efficiency of homes and buildings across Scotland, CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

17/06/2019

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2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications 

The 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

11/06/2019

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CIH welcomes publication of consultation on building safety regulations 

CIH has welcomed today's publication of the government consultation on building safety regulations proposed in the Hackitt report. We support many of the proposals but we are concerned at the consultation's short timescale.

06/06/2019

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New government figures reveal stark reality of homelessness crisis, says CIH 

Commenting on the latest statutory homelessness figures for England at the end of December 2018 released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government today, Chartered Institute of Housing deputy chief executive, Gavin Smart, said:

24/05/2019

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New guidance on Housing First published for social housing professionals 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) have launched new joint guidance for Scotland’s social housing professionals on Housing First.

22/05/2019

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CIH Scotland comments on Housing to 2040 stakeholder engagement report 

Responding to the publication of a new stakeholder engagement report by the Scottish Government on Housing to 2040, Callum Chomczuk, national director of CIH Scotland said:

20/05/2019

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Benefit cap - Supreme Court ruling 

Responding to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the benefit cap, Chartered Institute of Housing deputy chief executive Gavin Smart called on the government to scrap the benefit cap, saying the impact it is having is “fundamentally unfair.”

15/05/2019

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CIH confirms Geraldine Howley as chair of its governing board 

The Chartered Institute of Housing has confirmed Geraldine Howley OBE, chief executive of Bradford-based Incommunities Group, as chair of its governing board.

14/05/2019

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Government to fund replacement of dangerous cladding on private tower blocks - CIH responds 

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will fully fund the replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on high-rise private residential properties where building owners have failed to do so, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Almost two years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it is quite frankly unacceptable that so many private tower blocks have been left with dangerous cladding, leaving thousands of people living in fear.

09/05/2019

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CIH apologises for inappropriate choice of speaker at Housing 2019 conference 

A former executive director of the tenancy management organisation that was responsible for the management of Grenfell tower at the time of the fire had been included among the speakers at Housing 2019. She has now withdrawn.

03/05/2019

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CIH comments on new appeal against evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow 

Read the latest reaction from CIH on the new appeal against the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.

02/05/2019

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Adolygu'r cyflenwad tai fforddiadwy - map o'r llwybr i sicrwydd ariannu a fforddadwyedd? 

Heddiw mae panel annibynnol adolygu'r cyflenwad tai fforddiadwy wedi rhyddhau ei argymhellion yn sgil x mis o waith ennyn diddordeb budd-ddeiliaid ar draws y sector. Mae'r adolygiad wedi gweithio ar draws nifer o ffrydiau gwaith ar y cyd gydag arbenigwyr wrth ystyried y cyflenwad o dir, tai blaengar a mesur yr angen am dai.

01/05/2019

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Affordable housing supply review – a route map to increased funding certainty and affordability? 

The independent affordable housing supply review panel has today released its recommendations following almost a year of work engaging with stakeholders from across the sector.

01/05/2019

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Financial support must be made available if homelessness proposals are implemented  

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to suspend local authorities’ ability to make local connection referrals and remove the duty to assess for homelessness intentionality, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has called for financial support to help local authorities deal with any increase in demand for housing or support services.

25/04/2019

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West Midlands organisations urged to work together to prevent homelessness 

The West Midlands Homelessness Taskforce and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) are joining forces to step up the battle against homelessness – with a focus on prevention.

17/04/2019

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New pledge launched to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse 

Organisations working in the housing sector are being urged to sign up to a new pledge which aims to help tackle domestic abuse. The Make a Stand supporters’ pledge has been created by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

08/04/2019

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Regulate short-term lets or risk displacing long-term residents - new CIH study 

The rapid growth of short-term lets such as Airbnb has been a boon to tourists and landlords, yet it could lead to the loss of private rented homes to the short-term lets market and displacement of long-term residents from their communities if left unregulated, new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed.

04/04/2019

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Regulate short-term lets or risk displacement of long-term residents - new CIH study 

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 revealed.

04/04/2019

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Suspend right to buy, CIH says as right to buy replacements continue to fall 

Figures released today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that local authorities in England sold 2,645 dwellings under the right to buy scheme from October to December 2018, an increase of 9.4% on the previous quarter.

28/03/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Scottish Government consultation on Emergency Barring Orders 

The Scottish Government should introduce new legislation to protect victims from domestic abuse and ensure abusers can be temporarily removed from a domestic setting, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

27/03/2019

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Latest homelessness statistic reflects worrying picture – CIH Cymru 

Welsh Government releases new homelessness statistics that reveal pressure on social housing and ongoing reliance on the private rented sector.

22/03/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Social Security Committee’s call for evidence  

UK Government welfare reform measures are having a significant impact on private landlords and their tenants.

19/03/2019

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Building the foundations for healthy housing 

Good housing is fundamental for our health and wellbeing and has an important influence on health outcomes through the effects of quality, cost, fuel poverty and the role of housing in community life.

19/03/2019

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CIH comment on the Spring statement 

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Spring statement, Terrie Alafat, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) said:

13/03/2019

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Ambitious local authorities embark on programme to improve their communities  

Five places across the UK have been selected as 'Future places' under a new programme to recognise and support high quality placemaking.

13/03/2019

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CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland announce new research to build case for social housing investment post-2021 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), and Shelter Scotland have today (Tuesday 12 March 2019) announced their intention to partner to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.

12/03/2019

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Scotland’s Housing Festival puts housing at the heart 

The CIH Scotland Housing Festival takes place this week from 12-13 March at Glasgow’s SEC and will bring together around 800 delegates, speakers and exhibitors from across Scotland and beyond for two days of discussion, debate and networking.

12/03/2019

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New practice guide for social landlords on allocations and suspensions launched  

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) introduced a number of changes to social housing allocations and suspensions to support greater flexibility in the system and allow landlords to tailor policies to meet local needs.

26/02/2019

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Best in housing celebrated at CIH housing awards 2019 

People who work in housing and homelessness across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic Belfast on Friday 22 February.

22/02/2019

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Gap in provision of mental health support services proving real barrier to vulnerable people keeping homes 

The Tyfu Tai Cymru project, part of CIH Cymru, has today released its research on private renting and mental health in Wales.

20/02/2019

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New international engagement research launched 

New international research examining how organisations can best engage and involve their customers and communities has been published by Scotland’s largest housing group.

04/02/2019

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Affordability now biggest barrier to a vibrant housing market says new CIH Northern Ireland chair 

Affordability - both in the private housing and social housing sector - is now the biggest barrier to people being able to live in the homes of their choice - that was the message this morning from Radius Housing Director of Communities Eileen Patterson as she took up the reins as the new Chair of the Northern Ireland Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

31/01/2019

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Increase in homelessness applications shows need for continued investment in affordable housing supply 

New figures released today (Tuesday 29 January) by the Scottish Government show that the number of applications for homelessness assistance in Scotland has increased by 2% since 2017.

29/01/2019

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Existing Homes Alliance Scotland calls for warm homes for all  

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) held an exhibition in Parliament this week to highlight the issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

24/01/2019

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CIH Scotland becomes new Secretariat of Cross Party Housing Group 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland is pleased to announce that it has recently taken over the role of Secretariat for Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Housing.

08/01/2019

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CIH Scotland Responds to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework  

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework closes today (Friday 14 December). In its response, CIH Scotland has welcomed the continued focus on openness and transparency in data collection and sharing. Supporting whistleblowing and upskilling of staff and board members should also help to ensure that issues are spotted and resolved without the need for intervention whenever possible.

14/12/2018

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CIH Scotland welcomes continued investment in housing in draft budget 

The Scottish Government has today (12 December 2018) delivered its draft Scottish budget for 2019-20 to the Scottish Parliament.

12/12/2018

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Improvement in housing conditions across Wales encouraging says CIH Cymru 

Today the Welsh Government published the results of the Welsh Housing Conditions Survey 2017-18 which shows a positive improvement in housing conditions since the previous survey in 2008.

06/12/2018

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Tyfu Tai Cymru launches Housing Voices report 

Tyfu Tai Cymru, managed by CIH Cymru, has launched its Housing Voices report which brings together key information from regional forums held across Wales earlier this year.

05/12/2018

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Housing’s role in tackling domestic abuse highlighted as new figures show a slight rise in incidents in Scotland  

New figures released today (Tuesday 27 November) by the Scottish Government show that the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by Police Scotland have risen slightly in the period from 2017-18.

27/11/2018

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CIH Scotland reacts to publication of new Homelessness Action Plan 

The Scottish Government has today (Tuesday 27 November) published a new High Level Action Plan which sets out how it will tackle homelessness and improve the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland.

27/11/2018

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‘More affordable homes are needed’ says CIH in response to MHCLG figures 

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has released new figures on the Affordable housing supply in England : 2017 to 2018.

22/11/2018

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A mix of private and social housing needed in new Northern Ireland developments 

New housing developments in Northern Ireland should have a mix of private and social housing, according to findings in a new Chartered Institute of Housing report.

14/11/2018

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CIH and ITN Productions present 'Close to Home: Housing and Communities' 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is working with ITN Productions to create a flagship industry news-style programme ‘Close to Home: Housing and Communities.’

14/11/2018

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New president and vice president take the helm at CIH 

A new presidential team has taken the helm at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

05/11/2018

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CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing have been announced at a special awards dinner at the EICC in Edinburgh.

05/11/2018

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More than 250 landlords signed up to Make a Stand against domestic abuse as new CIH president takes the helm 

More than 250 housing organisations have signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse in just five months.

05/11/2018

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The Big Conversation Scotland - 22 November 

Moira Nisbet, Customer Liaison Officer at River Clyde Homes, talks about the Big Conversation event and what delegates can expect on the day.

02/11/2018

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CIH Scotland calls for clarity on funding for Fuel Poverty measures 

In its submission to the Finance and Constitution Committee on the financial memorandum of the Fuel Poverty Bill, CIH Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to be realistic and clear about the resources needed to achieve the new fuel poverty target.

01/11/2018

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New figures demonstrate 'profound impact' of lower benefit cap says CIH 

Responding to figures released today from the Department for Work and Pensions on the number of households affected by the benefit cap to August 2018, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Today’s figures show that the lower benefit cap is having a profound impact on people’s lives.

01/11/2018

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New project to examine how social housing is allocated 

A new project to explore how social housing is being allocated across England is being launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

31/10/2018

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