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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • Top five things to look out for in housing in 2018


    Looking at the early adopters of the new legislation it’s clear that the right organisational culture plays a crucial part in delivering better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as our policy and practice officer Faye

  • 2017: a year in review by CIH's policy and practice team


    Neither too has it done anything to alleviate the effects of the benefit cap, which our latest research highlighted again in November, a year on since the lower cap was introduced. Even the changes to Universal Credit, though they are welcome,