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

Mission and values

We exist to maximise the contribution that housing professionals make to the wellbeing of communities, working to transform the lives of the most vulnerable in society.

In 1864, Octavia Hill had an aim - to make 'lives noble, homes happy and family life good'.  We believe this has never been more important.


Our commitment

  • Our work is driven by a passionate belief that our contribution as housing professionals is vital to making communities great places to live and work
  • We are committed to being an organisation in which everybody can participate, regardless of age, gender, transgender, disability, religion or other beliefs, race, sexual orientation, social background or family or care responsibilities
  • We are committed to improving the diversity of our organisation, our membership, and to equipping housing professionals with the knowledge to promote equality and diversity across the housing sector
  • We are committed to managing our business in a socially and environmentally responsible way
  • We are committed to promoting green issues across the sector and encouraging housing organisations to develop and implement strategies to protect the environment in which we live