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


    "We are an elected voluntary board, representing CIH - London, raising awareness of the capital's housing issues and policies by providing events and networking opportunities to our members."

    A new chair has been appointed for CIH's London Regional Board:

    Kate Dodsworth, executive director for people and startegy at AmicusHorizon, a G15 Housing Association, takes over from Jan Taranczuk.

    Speaking about her appointment, Kate said: "I'm delighted to have been selected as the new CIH London chair. It's a crucial time for housing and i know our members in london are dealing with a huge number of priorities - from building more homes to delivering even better services for less money.

    "Maintaining excellent standards for the sector is more important than ever and the London board has a pivotal role in helping members through change. I'm really looking forward to playing my part."

    If you have any queries or want to come to meet the volunteers who make up the London Board please contact

    Kate Dodsworth

    Chair of CIH London Regional Board


    Regional resources »

    Discussion at seminar

    Access a range of useful resources from the regional board including:

    Visit the resources page

    On 17 November 2014, CIH London launched SHAPE - documenting our housing policy priorities for the new 2015 Government.

    SHAPE stands for: Improve Standards; Reduce Homelessness; Increase Affordability; Support Private Rented Sector & Improve Energy efficiency. Read more

    LCCI has published its report:

    Getting our house in order...the impact of housing undersupply on London businesses.

    The London board was pleased to be able to contribute to the content.

    View the report

    Training courses in the London region »

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    Our training programme is designed to ensure housing professionals and organisations are equipped to overcome the challenges they face day-to-day.


    Housing Heroes Awards 2017 »

    Housing Heroes Awards 2017

    The winners of the CIH regional awards automatically went forward for consideration for the categories in the prestigious 2017 Housing Heroes Awards.

    The Housing Heroes 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.

    CIH Housing Hero 2017 awards winners!

    • Apprentice of the year - Chen Thompson, Wolverhampton Homes
    • Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - Yvonne Leishman, Community Housing Group
    • New professional of the year -Emily-Rae Maxwell, Dacorum Borough Council

    Further information and the full list of award winner can be found here

    Events »

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    Fire safety, sensible solutions: 12 October 2017, London

    This event is jointly being run with the London Fire Brigade

    We have set out below an indication of future events - these will be free to CIH London members but non-members will be charged. 

    • Students' events
    • More drink think-tanks
    • Legal updates
    • Asset management
    Additional events will be added from time to time. Full details and booking information for individual events will be issued at the appropriate time - keep an eye on your email inbox for CIH London emails.

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