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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • TAI 2018: All of us

    8 May 2018General

    Presentations @ TAI 2018 Adrian Burke, First Choice Housing Associaion - Closer to Home Anne Vorre Hansen, Roskilde University, Denmark - Developing tenant democracy Ben Proctor, Satoria Lab - Data and data infrastructure Catherine May, Tyfu Tai

  • 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

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Take a look at our member only briefing What you need to know about the budget 2017 and watch head of policy Melanie Rees talking about what the budget means for housing and read Melanies blog on the Budget in Public Finance New publications,

  • Presentations from TAI 2017

    04/05/2017News

    Presentations from TAI 2017 Here you'll find all the available pdf presentations from TAI 2017, including the development seminar Ian Williams Tradeswomen into maintenance Louise Button Julie Rawlinson-Smith Bethan Gladwyn Bron Lloyd - cooperative

  • Welfare Reform - the future can be brighter

    27 March 2017General

    29 March 2017, Manchester Event handbook Welfare - what's next? Sam Lister, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing Managing welfare reform Jonathan Horsfall, Debt Recovery Manager and Grainne Ward, Senior benefit and welfare

  • Welfare Reform - the future can be brighter

    24 March 2017General

    23 March 2017, CIH London office Conference handbook Presentations Welfare policy reform – what does the future hold Sam Lister, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing Managing welfare reform Emma Owens, regional customer