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  • Welfare reform publications

    24/05/2013Policy and practice

    Welfare reform publications Welfare Reform Act – CIH briefing paper (April 2012) The impact of the Welfare Reform Bill – measures on affordability for low income private renting families (March 2012) Leading the market – a research report into

  • Supported housing and housing related support

    11/04/2013Policy and practice

    Supported housing and housing related support Latest news CIH position statement on funding for housing related support Housing support services are experiencing rising demand at the same time as funding is severely constrained or reduced. Read CIH's

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Sam Lister, policy & practice officer attended a meeting in Wales to discuss ways of setting rents at levels that people can genuinely afford. Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and David Pipe, policy & practice officer attended a housing and

  • Focus on influencing: June 2016 Subscription

    09/06/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, chaired our ASB event Melanie Rees, head of policy, took part in the ethical dilemmas panel for this years rising stars finalists Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, attended a meeting with

  • Focus on influencing: May 2016 Subscription

    12/05/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a Carers UK roundtable to discuss bringing the housing and care sectors together Sarah attended a Local Government Association roundtable on housing and employment John Perry, policy adviser,