We are the professional body for people who work in housing, the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. We promote the art and science of housing and act in the interest of our members and the public.
CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector.
We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world.
England charity number 244067/R and Scotland number SCO40324.
Gain professional recognition across the sector by demonstrating your commitment to creating a housing system where everyone has a place to call home.
As a CIH member you will gain access to the latest sector-leading knowledge and best practice, free attendance our events and training, and much more.
We are a registered charity, with education at the core of our charitable status. That means we must comply with the requirements of the law relating to charities. Our activities are regulated by the Charity Commissioners in England and Wales, and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland.
We were granted a Royal Charter in 1984 and our work is governed by our Royal Charter and Byelaws, overseen by the Privy Council. You can read more about our history here.
We have outlined our objectives for the next three years in our corporate plan.
CIH’s foundation as a social purpose organisation provides opportunities for us to challenge thinking and decisions, in a constructive and evidence-based manner.
Learn more about our campaigns, and find out what we are doing to shape the future of housing policy and bring about positive change in the housing sector.
The various voluntary groups across CIH are an integral piece of our organisation's puzzle. They help us to improve our services, develop relevant content, training, and products, as well as strengthen our voice in the housing profession.
Find out more about our voluntary groups and how you can help us continue to create a future where everyone has a place to call home.