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.

Become part of the biggest community of housing professionals, get access to all our member-exclusive events, and tap into resources and support to help you through your housing journey.

The right membership for you

Suitable for:

  • Anyone interested in or are working in housing but have not gained a CIH qualification.
  • Anyone new to the housing sector
  • Individuals with front line roles
  • Students

Our membership fees

Become a standard member CIHM for less than £22 a month*.

There are many different ways to pay for your membership fee, including:

  • Spread the cost over 12 months through Direct Debit at no extra cost
  • Pay online through MyCIH
  • If your employer is paying you can request an invoice online, over the phone or via email
  • Pay over the phone with our friendly membership team.

Ways to pay for your membership

Concessionary rates are also available. Find out if you are eligible.

*UK membership annual membership fee of £262 spread across 12 months by Direct Debit. Find out more about our fees for Ireland and International members. 

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

Mentoring programme

Our mentoring programme is designed to support you in your career to help identify relevant development opportunities. 

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Career resources

As part of your membership, you get easy access to a wealth of career development tools, documents and videos, to support you at different stages of your career.

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Study through us

Through our expert educational routes, we can provide you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be the best housing professionals possible.

Qualifications & training

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Our recordings cover various topics, from practical housing management and high-level policy discussions to events designed to support your professional development. All recordings are free for all CIH members, log in and listen/watch from anywhere.

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How to become a standard CIHM member

You can apply online by following the link below. You will be required to create a my.CIH and verify your email address before completing your membership application. If you are having difficulties you find read our login guide here.

You can call also apply for membership over the phone. Call us on 024 7685 1700.

Apply online today

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

Opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Weekends & Bank holidays: Closed
Help centre
Whether you're already a member or are thinking of joining us, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.