Finding the right membership for you

Wherever you are in your career, we've got a membership grade for you. Whether you're a student just starting in housing, a front-line professional looking to move into management, a chief executive or a senior leader wanting to demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry.

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Gareth Leech CIHM | Innovate Project Leader, Cartrefi Conwy

Being a member gives me plenty of opportunities to meet others within the housing industry. To share ideas and best practice which I can take back to Cartrefi Conwy. It has also helped my professional development, I have gained more confidence in my abilities as well as a greater understanding across the many aspects that links to housing. I recommend joining CIH!”

Laura Fordyce CertCIH | Engagement Manager, Chartered Institute of Housing

Membership is here to support you as a housing professional no matter what stage of your career you’re at. By joining our community you can expand your network, access valuable knowledge and gain professional recognition.

Jason Wroe FCIH | Chief executive, Newydd Group Ltd

I know that most housing organisations look to see if a candidate is trying to keep themselves aware of policy and innovation in the sector and the best way to prove that is an active membership of CIH. It has demonstrated to my employers that I take an interest in developing myself and being part of the wider sector, taking interest in the bigger picture rather than just the estates that I managed in my career.

Membership classes

We offer different concessionary rates for members who provide support or have exceptional circumstances. These classes do not affect your membership grade but will reduce the cost of your subscription.

Types of membership classes
Are you under 30?

If you are a housing professional under 30, you can become a CIH member at a rate of just £73 per annum. Ensure you upload your proof of age during your membership application.

Are you a CIH student?

If you're studying a CIH qualification or a programme validated by CIH through an approved centre, you may be eligible to receive CIH membership, free for the duration of your course. Contact the membership team if you already have a current membership subscription.

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A HR professional?
We are committed to helping organisations in the sector develop employees, maintain professional standards and support organisations in the business needs of both today and the future. We have created an opportunity to support HR and learning professionals who play an important role in the development of skills in the housing industry.

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Are you a tenant?
Are you a tenant representatives/tenant board member who is actively involved with their local housing organisation? You may be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £73. This concessionary fee only applies to people who are not in paid employment.

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Are you retired?

If you are retired or no longer in paid employment in any sector, you will be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £73.

On a career break?

If you are working limited hours or not in paid employment, you may be eligible for this class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £73.

To apply for a concessionary rate you just need to select the relevant class on our online application form, a member of the team will be in touch if evidence is required.

Explore member benefits
Find out what you'll get as a member of CIH.
Membership FAQs
Take a look at all our frequently asked questions about membership.
Member fees
Did you know you can pay via direct debit? Find out about fees and ways to pay.

Speak to the membership team today on 024 7685 1700 or email