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

  • Help with housing costs

    22 May 2019General

    The 2019-2020 editions of the popular guides covering the rules across Great Britain for help with personal housing costs are now available to purchase via the Shelter bookshop . Written by Martin Ward and CIH's Sam Lister, the guides provide

  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap

    04/06/2019News

    Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap CIH policy and practice officer, Sam Lister, reviews two recent significant developments around the benefit cap. 1. The UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment on whether the effect of the

  • It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness

    09/05/2019News

    It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness On the day that Crisis launches its Cover the Cost campaign, CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister explains that thousands of private renters on lower incomes are facing poverty

  • Boosting affordable housing: could revenue support help?

    14/03/2019Policy and practice

    screening out households with non-dependants and 10 awards that were exceptionally high or low.Acknowledgements The Chartered Institute of Housing thanks the following for their comments on a draft of this paper: John Bibby and Matthew Warburton,