Your membership benefits give you access to all the up-to-date information and best practice in the sector, as well as free attendance at over 100 local events, online training and a wide array of digital resources.

How we support you...

Housing is an important issue, with topics such as lack of affordable housing and homelessness often featuring in the news.

You play an important role within the sector to create and maintain sustainable communities, helping people find somewhere to live and help improve their homes and communities.

By being a member of the UK’s biggest housing network, you are showing your commitment to the housing industry. Be able to tackle issues with our support and guidance, be professionally recognised and get expert advice on policy changes.

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Your membership benefits

Grow in your career
Professionalism is much more than designatory letters. We support you in your continuous professional development, championing you throughout your career.
  • Professional recognition

Membership equates to industry-recognised standards in knowledge, skills, and behaviour for you as a housing professional. Some employers ask for CIH membership when recruiting so become recognised and view our different grades of membership.

  • Mentoring scheme

Get direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector. The knowledge and experience of our mentors provide invaluable support to other members no matter where they are in their career.

  • Career tools

You have easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages of your career. Whether you are new to housing, studying, managing for the first time or even leading your entire organisation, the career tools are tailored to you.

Professional development
Membership grants you access to a huge range of knowledge resources ranging from reports, to webinars, debates and events. Keeping your knowledge up to date and developing it further are key parts of being a professional.
  • Knowledge Hub

Get all things policy and practice at your fingertips. Broken down by specialist areas, the Knowledge Hub is led by our members and their organisations but supported by us.

  • Webinars

Webinars are completely free for you and provide invaluable, sector-led content across the key topics affecting housing professionals. With expert guest speakers and the latest input from our very own policy team you can listen from anywhere or catch-up on-demand.

  • Reports and policy briefings

Being active is a fundamental part of professionalism, with our ‘how-to’ reports and ‘what you need to know’ policy briefings we make sure you are the first to know about new legislation, consultations or any major events in the housing industry.

Your community
You become part of the thousands of other recognised housing professionals worldwide. We have the biggest community of housing network which brings unparalleled exposure.
  • Local networks

Our network of local volunteers across the UK, work relentlessly to help us deliver a full program of local member events, delivering value directly to you. From Think Tanks to virtual roundtables and student events, everything is local to you.

  • National networks

Use your member discount at our national conferences and events. Network with other members from other parts of the country to share in best practice, learning and build relationships that span your whole housing career.

Stay up-to-date
You get access to wealth of information around topics that matter most to you and the sector. You also get an Inside Housing magazine subscription; keeping you up to date on a weekly basis.
  • Latest news

You will be kept up-to-date on all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Knowledge hub
This member-exclusive benefit is designed to support you to do your job. You can access information on the latest housing issues, share good practice and understand what you need to know to deliver excellent housing services.
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Mentoring scheme
This scheme is designed to support you to explore your career possibilities and to identify relevant development opportunities. You will get guidance from a qualified and experienced colleague from the housing sector.
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Totum pro discount card
As a CIH member, you can take advantage of the benefits of having a TOTUM CARD. This card will give you access to exclusive deals on food and fashion, tech and travel and everything in between.
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Whether you are new to housing, studying, managing for the first time or leading your entire organization, our career resources are tailored to you. You get easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages.
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We cover a variety of topics - ranging from practical housing management sessions and high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. Free for members, they're a great way to boost your knowledge and skills. As a member, you can also access recordings of previous webinars.
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Our recordings cover a variety of topics - ranging from practical housing management sessions and high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development.
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Our publications focus on the latest policy topics and practical advice that you need to do your job.
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Opinion panel
You can help us think about any latest developments in housing by telling us what you think through our short surveys.
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RTPI and CIH network
RTPI and CIH work together to provide an additional benefit for housing and planning professionals who belong to either CIH or the RTPI.
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Paula Kennedy FCIH, Chief Executive, Melin Homes

Without my membership, I wouldn’t have been able to get my first four jobs, so it’s been instrumental in getting my career going, but that is only a part of it. Membership also gave me access to a network of peers and a knowledge base that I have called upon throughout the 30 years I have worked in housing.

Becky Mallory CIHCM, Tenancy Officer, Newark & Sherwood Homes

Being a CIH member means that I am fully informed and up to date with legislation, knowledge and best practice which helps me to provide excellent housing services to everyone.

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