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

Housing awards

Recognising excellence in the sector

We host a variety of awards to recognise outstanding achievement in all aspects of housing, with awards for professionals, organisations, and students. Our awards are renowned for the quality of entries, our high calibre judges and the best practice they bring to the forefront of housing.

Housing Awards NI & ROI »

Housing Awards 2020

CIH Housing Awards 2020 gather the best in practice from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and showcase the amazing work and inspirational people seen in communities every day.

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UK Housing Awards »

UK Housing Awards 2018 logo

More information on the 2020 UK housing awards can be found here.

Welsh Housing Awards »

Welsh Housing Awards 2013

The Welsh Housing Awards recognise the significant achievements of organisations and individuals across Wales working to improve the lives of people living in their communities.

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Scotland Excellence Awards »

Excellence branding

The CIH Scotland Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland.

This years event features 18 categories that will be announced and awarded at the ceremony on Friday 25 October 2019, held at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow.

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Women in Housing »


The Women in Housing Awards showcase women making an outstanding contribution in housing. Find out more

Rising Stars »

Rising Stars 2012 - Dean Slavin

Our Rising Stars competition gives talented housing professionals the chance to shine and offers a 'money can't buy' prize to boost their career prospects.

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Regional awards 2017 »


Our regional awards provide a platform for celebrating the innovation, creativity and passion of housing professionals and organisations in each of the English regions.

The regional winners of three award categories - New professional of the year, Apprentice of the year and Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - are automatically shortlisted for our national Housing Heroes Awards, which take place alongside our annual conference, Housing 2017, in June.

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Housing Heroes 2018 »


The Housing Hero Awards give you the chance to recognise the hard work of your people. Many of the awards celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the housing world with categories for everything from frontline teams to campaigning tenants.

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Sustainable Housing Awards

Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues affecting the housing sector. Hosted in partnership with Inside Housing, the Sustainable Housing Awards celebrates the projects at the forefront of sustainability best practice.