At the core of our identity is our foundation as a social purpose organization, providing us with opportunities to challenge thinking and decisions, in a constructive and evidence-based manner. Through our strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement and by conducting research, we are actively contributing and shaping the future of housing policy.
Learn more about our campaigns, and how you can get more involved and help us to create a housing system that works for everyone.
After its passage through Parliament, the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Social Housing (Regulation) Act on 20 July 2023.
The mandating of qualification requirements for social housing managers brings social housing closely into line with other sectors providing front line services, including social work, teaching, and health and care services. Any landlord who fails to meet the requirements of the new standards could be fined by the Regulator.
No matter who you are, home is the place where everything begins and if you work hard, you can achieve anything you want, no matter where you come from. The work we do as housing professionals is so important, that's why for this year's presidential campaign, Jill Murray BA FCIH has developed Be EPIC.
Be EPIC champions the elements that can make us competent professionals, highlighting how technical competencies must be coupled with personal competencies and behaviors, continued learning and hard work to be successful. The campaign will promote how an incredible career in housing can be achieved, alongside the diverse range of job opportunities that are on offer in the sector.
In my shoes is a CIH presidential campaign, by Lara Oyedele, that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of racial diversity in the housing sector, drawing on Lara’s lived experience of the housing sector and racial adversity.
The campaign will challenge the lack of ethnic and racial diversity in the boardrooms of housing organisations, providing a catalyst to galvanise positive change.
The Homeful campaign, led by CIH president Jo Richardson will ran throughout Jo Richardson's presidency from July 2021 to December 2022. The campaign included a sizeable co-produced action research project exploring housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent all forms of homelessness across the UK. Housing professionals will work together to collect data, analyse findings and share learning across all parts of the UK.
#ShineALight was launched by Chartered Institute of Housing president, Aileen Evans in 2020 with mental health charity Mind, to help housing organisations raise their game on mental health and produced two #ShineALight toolkits to help the housing sector better respond to mental health challenges.