Who should apply?

Whether you have an interest in housing or are starting off in a housing career, yet to embark on any qualifications, this grade of membership will have you covered. You will gain access to tools, information and support to help you through your housing journey.  


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Sign up from £20* a month

This grade of membership is aimed at individuals who are interested in or are working in housing but have not gained a CIH qualification. Become part of the biggest community of housing professionals, tap into resources that will help inform your career path and get access to all our member-exclusive events.

We often see individuals who are new to the industry, students, individuals with front line roles, apply for this grade. Not sure if this grade is for you?

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*Pay your £245 membership cost via Direct Debit across 12 months. 

How we support you

Member-exclusive events
As a member you can attend all** our events for free, they cover a variety of topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. 
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Mentoring programme
Through our mentoring partnership, you'll be able to set goals and objectives, develop your career, build confidence,  gain knowledge, learn new skills and build strong relationships with other professionals.
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Career resources
Get easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages of your career.
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Study through us
We provide everyone involved in housing or new to the sector with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be brilliant.
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Totum Pro discount card
The new name for the NUS extra student card, TOTUM PRO unlocks brilliant discounts on lots of brands, from keeping fit and dining, to travel and luxury items.
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Get on demand recordings from our webinars and events, listen or watch from anywhere at anytime.
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Ann-Marie Rogers CIHM | Neighbourhood Services Manager, Ocean Housing Ltd

“Being part of the biggest network of housing professionals” is like having being part of a big family, you can always access support, best practice information, latest news and be part of something positive that can make a real difference to people.

Cheryl Appleton-Owen CIHM | Housing Options Officer, Isle of Anglesey County Council

“Being a CIH member and completing the accredited courses makes me confident in the workplace. The knowledge I have gained from the CIH qualifications and by being part of this body enables me to do my job better. I would recommend CIH membership to anyone working within the field.

CIH member Ann Marie Rogers
CIH member Cheryl Appleton-Owen
Keeping you informed
Latest news

Be the first to know about all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens.

Inside Housing subscription

Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.

You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.

Housing Matters

Our fortnightly newsletter dedicated to you ensures that you are kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Find out about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.

In your region

Once a month you'll receive a regional newsletter from your regional manager packed full of the latest policy news, latest housing stories, upcoming events, training courses and qualifications.

** Unfortunately due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include Housing 2021, Manchester, and live award ceremonies and dinners as part of the offer. Terms and conditions apply

Speak to the membership team today on 024 7685 1700 or email customer@cih.org