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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

  • Our housing hopes for 2019


    Our housing hopes for 2019 From action on homelessness to reforming private renting, the CIH policy team set out their housing hopes for the year ahead. Further progress on reforming private renting : Over the last couple of years the government has

  • Focus on influencing: December 2018 Subscription

    11/12/2018Policy and practice

    Improving housing standards CIHs policy and practice officer David Pipe was featured on BBC Look East, talking about improving standards in social housing see (3mins 50 seconds) New publications, blogs and webinars CIH

  • ‘Who is and isn’t getting access to social housing, and why?’


    ‘Who is and isn’t getting access to social housing, and why?’ Keeping the debate on rethinking allocations live is policy and practice officer Faye Greaves. There’s nothing like a good Twitter debate to test your typing skills. I found this

  • New project to examine how social housing is allocated


    By understanding better what is happening now, and the reasons behind that, we’re aiming to open a debate about how things could be improved – and how we can get to a place where social housing is allocated in a way that allows it to play a

  • Focus on influencing: June 2018 Subscription

    17/07/2018Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive

  • Two months into the Homelessness Reduction Act - one council's story


    Their homelessness trailblazer funding is being spent on some really interesting research to support this aim. They plan to use ethnographic and comparative studies to identify key triggers and protective factors amongst groups of households who have

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Grenfell and fire safety As a part of our work post Grenfell we are organising a number of half day events around the country exploring key topics surrounding fire safety, including the work streams taking place post Grenfell, the current legal and

  • 'Rough sleeping measures a step in the right direction but we need more.'


    We must address the inherent conflict between stated aims to reduce homelessness and the devastating impact of welfare changes – until this happens, we’re just making a big song and dance about neatly filling in a few cracks while we miss the

  • Focus on influencing: March 2018 Subscription

    06/04/2018Policy and practice

    A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready? A blog from Faye Greaves, as the Homelessness Reduction Act implementation date approaches Faye stresses the importance of everyone being part of a culture of prevention.Learn with us. Improve

  • A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready?


    I’ve been highlighting the importance of culture shift to make the most of the new measures at a local authority level – partnership working, collaboration and person centred services being key to this – but the culture of prevention required