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  • Rethinking social housing: final report

    26/06/2018Policy and practice

    Rethinking social housing: final report What is the purpose of social housing? After decades of change and challenge, which have transformed society and our sector in ways we could not have imagined, the time has come for us to ask if we see the

  • Working together to meet housing need

    29/06/2017Policy and practice

    Working together to meet housing need Do councils and housing associations still need each other? CIH held a series of roundtables to bring stakeholders together to discuss housing need, working practices, ways to resolve difficulties, and to

  • Successful Neighbourhoods: a good practice guide

    08/01/2007Books

    Successful Neighbourhoods: a good practice guide Housing providers are part of an emerging political and professional consensus about focusing on neighbourhoods and increasing the involvement and influence of the people who live and work there. This

  • Webinar video: Social value – What is it, how do we measure it and how do we build it into our work? Subscription

    28/04/2015News

    Webinar video: Social value – What is it, how do we measure it and how do we build it into our work? Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with John Perry, CIH Policy Advisor We work for ‘social’ landlords, but do we know what social

  • What you need to know about the Elphicke-House report Subscription

    28/01/2015Policy and practice

    We absolutely agree with this although its not an entirely new concept The recommendations around planning recognise that councils planning powers are crucial in shaping the quantity and types of homes that are built, for example affordable housing

  • Webinar video: What will the autumn statement mean for housing? Subscription

    06/12/2013News

    Webinar video: What will the autumn statement mean for housing? Find out more about the member exclusive webinar from CIH director of policy, Gavin Smart. What will the Autumn statement mean for housing? Get the inside track on the 5 December 2013

  • UK Housing Awards winners 2012 Subscription

    10/08/2012Policy and practice

    UK Housing Awards winners 2012 Housing practice magazine issue 22 The UK Housing Awards are the sector's most prestigious awards, recognising and celebrating excellence in social housing. They are part of CIH's commitment to identify and share

  • Lets get building

    22/11/2012Policy and practice

    Lets get building The case for local authority investment in rented homes to help drive economic growth A new report jointly produced by CIH, LGA, ARCH, CWAG and NFA which makes the case for allowing local authorities to raise loans to build more

  • Public service reform

    19/10/2012Policy and practice

    The Coalition government has launched radical reforms to local government and to housing through the Localism Act, as well as proposing wider, cross-government reform in its Open Public Services White Paper in 2011. One aspect of the white paper is

  • Localism

    09/07/2012Policy and practice

    The scrapping of Regional Spatial Strategies, which had set out regional targets for house building, but the instigation of a new duty to cooperate across neighbouring local authority areas Introduction of the ‘New Homes Bonus’ to provide