11 Jul 2022

CIH continues partnership with the Housing Diversity Network

We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the Housing Diversity Network (HDN). The partnership, which offers discounted CIH membership to housing professionals taking part in HDN’s Staff Mentoring Program, is reflective of both organisations’ commitment to improving professional standards in the housing sector.

Working together, CIH and HDN strive to be strong voices in the drive to enhance diversity and inclusion by providing education, enhanced awareness, and encouragement to all who work in housing.

HDN’s award-winning Staff Mentoring Programme helps organisations to continually improve diversity at all levels of their workforce. Mushtaq Khan, HDN CEO says: “We’re really keen to ensure people who come onto our mentoring programme view it as the start of a journey, and joining the CIH is a great way of finding the path to continuous professional development.” Moreen Pascal, HDN programme manager added: “Approximately two thirds of programme delegates identify as female and nearly another third as coming from Black or Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds; this collaboration helps widen access.”

Gavin Smart, CIH chief executive said: “Here at the CIH we are committed to addressing all issues of inequality across the housing sector and beyond. We are proud to be working with the Housing Diversity Network to support their mentees, welcoming them into our membership and helping them to build on their skills and experiences now and into the future.”