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Press releases

Read our latest news and access an archive of our press releases from across the UK. If you would like more information on anything you have read please contact our press team.


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CIH Scotland responds to Finance and Constitution Committee pre-budget scrutiny  

The Finance and Constitution Committee has called for evidence as part of its pre-budget scrutiny and in its response, CIH Scotland highlights the vital contribution that the housing sector can make towards building back better after the pandemic and the steps needed to stop a spike in evictions.

10/08/2020

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CIH responds to Planning for the future  

Today (6 July 2020), the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced an overhaul of our country’s current planning system and a reformation of the way we build moving forward.

06/08/2020

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CIH and NHF highlight more support needed for rough sleepers as we emerge from COVID-19 

Today, in a joint letter to Luke Hall MP, the minister for rough sleeping, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and National Housing Federation (NHF), have expressed concern about a serious obstacle in helping current and former rough sleepers to obtain longer-term housing and support. This occurs in cases where people are not entitled to housing and benefits and are therefore unable to pay for move-on accommodation.

30/07/2020

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CIH responds to HCLG’s report on social housing  

Today (27 July 2020), the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) Select Committee released a new report, outlining that 90,000 new social homes will be needed every year to meet the country’s housing needs and ensure the overall target of 300,000 new homes is met.

27/07/2020

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CIH responds to Homes England Statistics 19/20 

Homes England have today published their latest statistics on the supply of homes they provide, excluding London, except for delivery of programmes managed by Homes England on behalf of the Greater London Authority.

17/07/2020

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CIH responds to Chancellor's summer economic update 

Today, 8 July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his summer statement in the Commons on UK economic recovery from pandemic.

08/07/2020

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Poor housing causing health problems for nearly a third of brits during lockdown 

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of adults in Britain – 15.9m people – have had mental or physical health problems because of the condition of, or lack of space in, their home during lockdown, according to a new YouGov survey.(1) This includes people seeking medical help or taking medication for mental health issues, not getting enough sleep, people experiencing depression or stress, as well as those falling physically ill or catching coronavirus.

01/07/2020

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Delivering 53,000 affordable homes will kick-start Scotland’s economic recovery  

New report released into housing need in Scotland between 2021–2026

09/06/2020

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Equality and diversity – statement from CIH chief executive, Gavin Smart 

Recent events, from the killing of George Floyd to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic communities, have yet again demonstrated the failure of our society, politics, and culture to value all individuals equally.

05/06/2020

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Number of new homes built fell as COVID-19 hit 

The number of new homes being started in Northern Ireland fell in March as the impact of COVID-19 began, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland.

04/06/2020

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All 2020 CIH events to become virtual summits – statement from CIH chief executive, Gavin Smart 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present us with new challenges every day that many of us are working hard to overcome. The future is uncertain, and we don’t know as yet when the UK’s lockdown will be fully lifted, so it’s important for all of us to do what we can to keep ourselves and the communities we serve safe. We said at the beginning of March that the top priority for CIH will always be the safety and wellbeing of our members, customers, and colleagues. With this in mind, we have taken the decision to move all the face-to-face events we had scheduled for the remainder of 2020 online, to our new virtual platform. We also won’t be hosting any of our annual award ceremonies for the remainder of 2020.

03/06/2020

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CIH Cymru calls on government and landlords to act now to avoid a post-COVID spike in evictions 

Government and many landlords have put in place temporary measures to help tenants keep their homes in the current crisis. Sustaining people’s incomes through the furlough scheme and calling a halt to evictions have created a temporary respite. But what happens when those temporary measures end?

31/05/2020

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CIH Cymru calls on government and landlords to act now to avoid a post-COVID spike in evictions 

Government and many landlords have put in place temporary measures to help tenants keep their homes in the current crisis. Sustaining people’s incomes through the furlough scheme and calling a halt to evictions have created a temporary respite. But what happens when those temporary measures end?

31/05/2020

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CIH calls on governments and landlords to act now to avoid a post-COVID spike in evictions 

Government and many landlords have put in place temporary measures to help tenants keep their homes in the current crisis. Sustaining people’s incomes through the furlough scheme and calling a halt to evictions have created a temporary respite. But what happens when those temporary measures end?

31/05/2020

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Chartered Institute of Housing calls on NI government and landlords to act now to avoid post-lockdown evictions spike 

CIH Northern Ireland has today published proposals aimed at avoiding a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current protections end.

31/05/2020

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CIH Scotland calls on government and landlords to act now to avoid a post-COVID spike in evictions 

The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland has today published proposals aimed at avoiding a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current coronavirus protections end.

31/05/2020

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Housing providers & refuges: Tackling move-on together during COVID-19  

We’ve all seen the stories in the media about the increase in domestic abuse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues across England. That’s why CIH has been working with DAHA, Women’s Aid and the National Housing Federation to bring the housing sector and refuges together, so survivors who are ready to move on right now can find a safe and secure home.

28/05/2020

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New guidance for private landlords and letting agents  

CIH Scotland, Homes for Good and the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) have jointly published guidance for the private rented sector on how to support tenants and protect rental income during the coronavirus outbreak.

23/04/2020

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CIH response to the COVID-19 pandemic - building a sustainable future 

This outbreak and the associated social and economic shut-down have hit every sector hard. CIH has been no exception to that, as chief executive Gavin Smart explains. Just as we had regained our financial sustainability, we are today facing unprecedented challenges to our income and our ways of working.

16/04/2020

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Letter to all social housing tenants from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding supporting tenants in financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19 

Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has written to all social housing tenants in Wales.

03/04/2020

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50,000 affordable homes target will be challenging to meet - new CIH study  

There remains a real challenge for the Scottish government and the housing sector to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by March 2021 according to new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

30/03/2020

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Grant levels need to rise to pump-prime social housing investment 

UK Housing Review 2020 shows grant levels for new social housing in England have fallen dangerously low and will need to rise to boost investment in response to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

30/03/2020

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TAI 2020 and South West 2020 rescheduled 

As we work through these very challenging days, the top priority for CIH is the safety and wellbeing of our members, our customers and our staff. Given this we have rescheduled South West 2020 to 10-11 September and TAI 2020 to 22-23 September.

19/03/2020

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Welsh government COVID-19 update 

Here is the latest COVID-19 update from Welsh government to Social Landlords and housing support providers.

18/03/2020

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Welsh housing organisations welcome committee’s call to recognise ‘due regard’ in legislation  

The National Assembly for Wales’ Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has called on the Welsh Government to implement into legislation a ‘due regard’ to the right to adequate housing.

13/03/2020

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Total Housing 2020 rescheduled - message from CIH chief executive Gavin Smart 

The top priority for CIH is the safety and wellbeing of our members, our customers and our staff. With this in mind we have taken the decision to reschedule Total Housing 2020 from 25-26 March to 2-3 September. It’s not a decision we have taken lightly, and I would like to explain our reasons why.

13/03/2020

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Budget 2020 – CIH welcomes help for council house-building 

In response to the Chancellor’s decision to cut the cost of borrowing for councils to build more homes CIH chief executive Gavin Smart said: “Back in January we identified a number of barriers that were stopping councils building badly needed new homes. The recent increase in Public Works Loan Board interest rates was one of those, and we urged government to reconsider its decision.

12/03/2020

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Budget 2020 - CIH reaction 

Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement, CIH chief executive Gavin Smart said: “Today’s Budget announcement includes some important measures to tackle our housing crisis. We are pleased that the Chancellor agrees with us that to deal with the crisis housing needs long-term attention and investment from government. A £12.2 billion multi-year extension to the affordable homes programme will give some certainty - we hope this will include significant funding for homes at social rents, so that we build the truly affordable homes we so badly need.

11/03/2020

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Scotland’s housing professionals come together to discuss the future of housing  

CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre 3 – 4 March. The biggest housing event in Scotland brings together around 1,000 housing professionals, expert speakers and exhibitors to discuss challenges and solutions.

02/03/2020

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CIH Scotland responds to draft vision for Housing to 2040  

The Scottish Government launched a discussion in 2019 on the long-term future of the housing sector, setting out a draft vision and set of principles for Housing to 2040. The publication states that the vision should encompass the whole housing system, taking into account existing homes as well as new build, people and place and the environment and communities that our homes are located in. Following consultation, it is expected that a final vision and route map for Housing to 2040 will be published in spring.

02/03/2020

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CIH hosts its eleventh Ireland awards evening  

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) hosted its annual awards ceremony in Titanic Belfast to showcase and celebrate the work of housing professionals across the entirety of the island of Ireland.

01/03/2020

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Rough sleeping statistics - CIH response 

Following the publication of autumn 2019's rough-sleeping snapshot statistics, CIH director of policy James Prestwich said: "While it’s welcome news that the government has announced an extra £236 million to help people who are sleeping rough in England, it remains completely unacceptable that in one of the wealthiest countries in the world more than 4,000 people are forced into sleeping on our streets.

27/02/2020

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Marmot review into health inequalities 10 years on - CIH reaction 

Ten years on from the original Marmot report into health inequalities, the latest review demonstrates that the direction of policy changes since 2010 have led to a significant widening of health inequalities. Life expectancy for people in England has stalled, and for the poorest 10 per cent of women, it has declined. The impact of housing is now a more significant factor than it was in 2010 – with affordability, poor conditions, lack of access and security all playing a significant part in the problems people are facing.

25/02/2020

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Chartered Institute of Housing says NIHE rent increases will improve the quality of social homes  

CIH Northern Ireland has said that the incoming modest rise in Housing Executive rents is a crucial move that will help improve the quality of social homes.

21/02/2020

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Time to #ShineALight on mental health in housing – CIH president launches new guide 

Chartered Institute of Housing president Aileen Evans today launched a new guide to help housing organisations raise their game on mental health. The guide, developed with support from the mental health charity Mind, sets out six things we can all do to make everyone who works in housing more aware and supportive of other people’s mental health issues – and better supported to look after their own.

05/02/2020

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Chartered Institute of Housing NI welcomes extension of bedroom tax mitigations  

The announcement by communities minister Deirdre Hargey MLA for plans to extend the welfare mitigations to the bedroom tax beyond March 2020 will come as a welcome development to both tenants and social housing providers in Northern Ireland, according to CIH Northern Ireland policy manager Heather Wilson.

03/02/2020

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CIH Scotland calls for legislative changes to protect victims of domestic abuse 

In response to a parliamentary petition CIH Scotland has called for legislative measures to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

23/01/2020

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Make a Stand tops £53,000 as CIH launches new How to… guide 

CIH’s Make a Stand campaign this week notched up 425 organisations signed up to make a stand against domestic abuse across the UK. To encourage the few housing associations who have not yet signed up for the campaign, we have launched a guide, How to make a stand against domestic abuse.

23/01/2020

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OK for 2020 – but what about four years of freeze? 

The government’s confirmation that it will increase local housing allowance rates by 1.7% (CPI) for 2020 is good news for thousands of people on universal credit or housing benefit who are struggling to pay their rent and often having to choose between paying for their home and buying food for their families. But sadly the government has failed to take the logical step to address the shortfall caused by the freeze in LHA since 2016 and successive below inflation up-ratings in the two years before that.

21/01/2020

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CIH welcomes communities minister's pledge to extend welfare mitigations 

CIH has welcomed the pledge from the new Department for Communities minister Deirdre Hargey to ensure that welfare mitigations extend beyond March 2020.

15/01/2020

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What’s stopping councils from building more houses? 

When the borrowing caps that restricted council house-building were lifted a year ago, the government said it heralded “a new generation of council homes,” but a new report by the Chartered Institute of Housing, National Federation of ALMOs and the Association of Retained Council Housing show councils still face obstacles to building more homes.

08/01/2020

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CIH: raising money for Mind this Christmas  

Your mental health is so important. During the Christmas period, both anxiety and depression can make an appearance, stress is high, and you can feel like there’s lots of expectation resting on your shoulders. At the Chartered Institute of Housing, we want to do more to help people who struggle with their mental health and raise awareness with housing organisations and professionals.

24/12/2019

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Rhaid i fuddsoddi ychwanegol gael ei dempro gan realiti'r gost ddatgarboneiddio  

Heddiw cyflwynodd Llywodraeth Cymru ei chyllideb ddrafft ar gyfer 2020-2021, gan gyhoeddi buddsoddiad mawr i gefnogi sefydliadau wrth gyflawni ei tharged o 20,000 o gartrefi fforddiadwy. O safbwynt tai, bydd y gyllideb yn cyflwyno £48m ychwanegol mewn Grant Tai Cymdeithasol ynghyd â £50m i'r rhaglen benthyciadau tai a £25 miliwn i'r Rhaglen Tai Arloesol i gefnogi sefydliadau gyda datgarboneiddio, a chyllid pellach ar gyfer rhyddhau tir, adfywio canol trefi ac adeiladu modiwlaidd.

18/12/2019

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Additional investment must be tempered by reality of decarbonisation cost  

The Welsh Government has today introduced its draft budget for 2020-2021, announcing major investment to support organisation to achieve its 20,000 affordable homes target. For housing the budget brought with it an additional £48m in Social Housing Grant alongside £50m for the housing loans programme and £25million for the Innovative Housing Programme to support organisations with decarbonisation, and further funding for land release, town centre regeneration and modular building.

16/12/2019

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CIH presents the Future of Housing – a colloboration with ITN Productions Industry News 

LAUNCHING JUNE 2020 CIH and ITN Productions Industry News will be co-producers of a news-style programme anchored by an ITN Productions presenter, produced to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges faced by the housing sector.

11/12/2019

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CIH announces new director of policy and external affairs 

The Chartered Institute of Housing has appointed James Prestwich as its new director of policy and external affairs.

27/11/2019

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Number of new homes built has slowed as lack of infrastructure investment hits 

Growth in the number of new homes in Northern Ireland is stalling, slowed by the underfunding of water infrastructure according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland.

26/11/2019

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Welsh housing organisations welcome government commitment to partly introduce ‘right to adequate housing’ into Welsh law 

Yesterday (November 19), Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, confirmed to Assembly Members that the right to adequate housing will feature as a ‘due regard’ duty as she launched the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

20/11/2019

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New housing and dementia practice framework launched  

It is estimated that 90,000 people are living with dementia in Scotland. A new practice framework aimed at improving the way that housing organisations support people who have dementia was launched at an event in Edinburgh on 30 October. Housing and dementia: a practice framework for Scotland’s housing sector was commissioned by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub in partnership with CIH Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland.

05/11/2019

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CIH Scotland name Excellence Award winners 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow attended by over 400 guests from across the housing sector. Growing each year since its inception, this year’s CIH Excellence Awards received a record number of entries with over 100 projects, teams and individuals applying over eighteen award categories.

28/10/2019

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Methiant sectorau i gydweithio'n gyson yn rhoi baich ar gyllidebau, amser staff a llesiant pobl 

Heddiw mae prosiect Tyfu Tai Cymru CIH Cymru'n lansio ei adroddiad 'Dod ag iechyd da adref' sy'n canolbwyntio ar yr hyn sy'n creu partneriaeth dda rhwng iechyd, tai a gofal cymdeithasol. Cyllidwyd y gwaith, sy'n ceisio rhannu dull seiliedig ar dystiolaeth o wella arfer rhwng gweithwyr proffesiynol a sectorau trwy Gyfnewidfa Wybodaeth Canolfan Gydweithio Tystiolaeth Tai y Deyrnas Unedig (CaCHE).

17/10/2019

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Sectors failing to work together consistently is costing budgets, staff time and people’s wellbeing 

Today CIH Cymru’s Tyfu Tai Cymru project launches its ‘Good health brought home’ report focussing on what makes a good partnership between health, housing and social care. The work has been funded through the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence’s (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Fund that seeks to share evidence-based approach to improving practice between professionals and sectors.

17/10/2019

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Experts call for more affordable homes in Northern Ireland 

Leading Northern Ireland housing figures have said that determined work is needed to ensure more Northern Ireland homes are genuinely affordable.

14/10/2019

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Scotland makes progress on affordable housing delivery  

The Chartered Institute of Housing published the 2019 UK Housing Review Autumn Briefing Paper today (07 October). The report highlights progress towards meeting the Scottish Government’s target to deliver 50,000 affordable homes over five years to 2021, 35,000 of which should be for social rent. By the end of 2018/19 just over 50 per cent of the overall target for completions had been met with the figure rising to 61 per cent in terms of approvals.

07/10/2019

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Scottish Housing Day calls for human rights to be at the heart of housing policy 

Housing must be a human right, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

18/09/2019

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CIH: put people before process when allocating social housing 

Rules and processes designed to decide who gets access to social housing could be failing people in greatest need, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Housing. In Rethinking Allocations, CIH policy and practice officer Faye Greaves found that faced with not enough genuinely affordable homes, councils and housing associations are forced to ration the housing they have – and that the way they allocate these homes can exclude some very vulnerable people.

17/09/2019

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ACTion programme launched to support groups of housing professionals and tenants to design local solutions 

CIH Cymru’s Tyfu Tai Cymru project has today launched a programme to help local groups of housing professionals and tenants overcome housing-related challenges. The ACTion programme will see groups select an issue identified at forums held by Tyfu Tai Cymru in 2018 where issues ranged from tackling empty properties to working more closely with health services. Applicants will undertake research with the support of the Tyfu Tai Cymru team and utilise this to inform the work of the wider sector and influence key decision-makers.

12/09/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes energy efficiency regulations for the PRS 

The Scottish Government is preparing to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented homes of EPC band E at change of tenancy from April 2020 and EPC band D at change of tenancy from April 2022.

12/09/2019

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CIH Scotland appoints new board member 

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to the Scotland board.

11/09/2019

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CIH appoints new national director for Northern Ireland 

The Chartered Institute of Housing today confirmed it has appointed Justin Cartwright CertCIH as national director for Northern Ireland.

11/09/2019

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Alliance sets out pathway to zero carbon homes by 2045 

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland has today (5 September) published a report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045.

05/09/2019

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CIH responds to spending review 

CIH's chief executive Terrie Alafat has responded to today's announcement of a one-year spending settlement by Chancellor Sajid Javid.

04/09/2019

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Housing providers across Scotland unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness 

Domestic abuse is the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland, and today (26 August 2019) new guidance has been launched for all social landlords and local authority housing providers to help them offer a safer and more consistent approach to this issue.

26/08/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Local Government and Communities Committee pre-budget scrutiny  

The Local Government and Communities Committee has called for evidence on the long-term financial sustainability of local government.

23/08/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes proposals for better standards of temporary accommodation  

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on temporary accommodation standards, CIH Scotland has supported the proposal to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation.

13/08/2019

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Regulations for short term lets must be proportionate and enforceable  

Responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new regulatory framework for short term lets, CIH Scotland welcomed the proposals for a flexible system that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors. However, concerns were raised about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.

19/07/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings 

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has welcomed the publication of revised fire safety guidance for landlords but has called for the Scottish Government to ensure that fire safety messages for residents are clear and consistent in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

17/07/2019

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Time's up for temporary accommodation 

In this new opinion piece, originally published in the Herald, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell examines the future of temporary accommodation in Scotland as the latest figures show that the number of households in temporary accommodation is increasing.

10/07/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to consultation on HMOs 

The Scottish Government has consulted on whether new categories should be added to the definition of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) to protect contract and transient workers from poor housing conditions.

08/07/2019

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CIH Scotland welcomes new public health body  

The establishment of Public Health Scotland presents an opportunity to refocus efforts on reducing health inequalities through prevention and partnership working.

08/07/2019

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CIH Scotland appoints new board member  

The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith from Fife Council to the Scotland board.

24/06/2019

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CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency 

Responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on an Energy Efficient Scotland, a route map for improving the energy efficiency of homes and buildings across Scotland, CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

17/06/2019

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2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications 

The 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

11/06/2019

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CIH welcomes publication of consultation on building safety regulations 

CIH has welcomed today's publication of the government consultation on building safety regulations proposed in the Hackitt report. We support many of the proposals but we are concerned at the consultation's short timescale.

06/06/2019

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New guidance on Housing First published for social housing professionals 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) have launched new joint guidance for Scotland’s social housing professionals on Housing First.

22/05/2019

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CIH Scotland comments on Housing to 2040 stakeholder engagement report 

Responding to the publication of a new stakeholder engagement report by the Scottish Government on Housing to 2040, Callum Chomczuk, national director of CIH Scotland said:

20/05/2019

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Government to fund replacement of dangerous cladding on private tower blocks - CIH responds 

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will fully fund the replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on high-rise private residential properties where building owners have failed to do so, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Almost two years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it is quite frankly unacceptable that so many private tower blocks have been left with dangerous cladding, leaving thousands of people living in fear.

09/05/2019

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CIH comments on new appeal against evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow 

Read the latest reaction from CIH on the new appeal against the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.

02/05/2019

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Adolygu'r cyflenwad tai fforddiadwy - map o'r llwybr i sicrwydd ariannu a fforddadwyedd? 

Heddiw mae panel annibynnol adolygu'r cyflenwad tai fforddiadwy wedi rhyddhau ei argymhellion yn sgil x mis o waith ennyn diddordeb budd-ddeiliaid ar draws y sector. Mae'r adolygiad wedi gweithio ar draws nifer o ffrydiau gwaith ar y cyd gydag arbenigwyr wrth ystyried y cyflenwad o dir, tai blaengar a mesur yr angen am dai.

01/05/2019

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Affordable housing supply review – a route map to increased funding certainty and affordability? 

The independent affordable housing supply review panel has today released its recommendations following almost a year of work engaging with stakeholders from across the sector.

01/05/2019

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Financial support must be made available if homelessness proposals are implemented  

Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to suspend local authorities’ ability to make local connection referrals and remove the duty to assess for homelessness intentionality, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland has called for financial support to help local authorities deal with any increase in demand for housing or support services.

25/04/2019

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New pledge launched to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse 

Organisations working in the housing sector are being urged to sign up to a new pledge which aims to help tackle domestic abuse. The Make a Stand supporters’ pledge has been created by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

08/04/2019

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Regulate short-term lets or risk displacement of long-term residents - new CIH study 

The rapid growth of short-term lets such as Airbnb has been a boon to tourists and landlords, yet it could lead to the misappropriation of housing stock and displacement of long-term residents from their communities if left unregulated, new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed.

04/04/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Scottish Government consultation on Emergency Barring Orders 

The Scottish Government should introduce new legislation to protect victims from domestic abuse and ensure abusers can be temporarily removed from a domestic setting, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

27/03/2019

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CIH Scotland responds to Social Security Committee’s call for evidence  

UK Government welfare reform measures are having a significant impact on private landlords and their tenants.

19/03/2019

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Building the foundations for healthy housing 

Good housing is fundamental for our health and wellbeing and has an important influence on health outcomes through the effects of quality, cost, fuel poverty and the role of housing in community life.

19/03/2019

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CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland announce new research to build case for social housing investment post-2021 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), and Shelter Scotland have today (Tuesday 12 March 2019) announced their intention to partner to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.

12/03/2019

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Scotland’s Housing Festival puts housing at the heart 

The CIH Scotland Housing Festival takes place this week from 12-13 March at Glasgow’s SEC and will bring together around 800 delegates, speakers and exhibitors from across Scotland and beyond for two days of discussion, debate and networking.

12/03/2019

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New practice guide for social landlords on allocations and suspensions launched  

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) introduced a number of changes to social housing allocations and suspensions to support greater flexibility in the system and allow landlords to tailor policies to meet local needs.

26/02/2019

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Best in housing celebrated at CIH housing awards 2019 

People who work in housing and homelessness across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic Belfast on Friday 22 February.

22/02/2019

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Gap in provision of mental health support services proving real barrier to vulnerable people keeping homes 

The Tyfu Tai Cymru project, part of CIH Cymru, has today released its research on private renting and mental health in Wales.

20/02/2019

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New international engagement research launched 

New international research examining how organisations can best engage and involve their customers and communities has been published by Scotland’s largest housing group.

04/02/2019

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Affordability now biggest barrier to a vibrant housing market says new CIH Northern Ireland chair 

Affordability - both in the private housing and social housing sector - is now the biggest barrier to people being able to live in the homes of their choice - that was the message this morning from Radius Housing Director of Communities Eileen Patterson as she took up the reins as the new Chair of the Northern Ireland Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

31/01/2019

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Increase in homelessness applications shows need for continued investment in affordable housing supply 

New figures released today (Tuesday 29 January) by the Scottish Government show that the number of applications for homelessness assistance in Scotland has increased by 2% since 2017.

29/01/2019

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Existing Homes Alliance Scotland calls for warm homes for all  

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) held an exhibition in Parliament this week to highlight the issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

24/01/2019

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CIH Scotland becomes new Secretariat of Cross Party Housing Group 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland is pleased to announce that it has recently taken over the role of Secretariat for Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Housing.

08/01/2019

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CIH Scotland Responds to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework  

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework closes today (Friday 14 December). In its response, CIH Scotland has welcomed the continued focus on openness and transparency in data collection and sharing. Supporting whistleblowing and upskilling of staff and board members should also help to ensure that issues are spotted and resolved without the need for intervention whenever possible.

14/12/2018

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CIH Scotland welcomes continued investment in housing in draft budget 

The Scottish Government has today (12 December 2018) delivered its draft Scottish budget for 2019-20 to the Scottish Parliament.

12/12/2018

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Improvement in housing conditions across Wales encouraging says CIH Cymru 

Today the Welsh Government published the results of the Welsh Housing Conditions Survey 2017-18 which shows a positive improvement in housing conditions since the previous survey in 2008.

06/12/2018

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Tyfu Tai Cymru launches Housing Voices report 

Tyfu Tai Cymru, managed by CIH Cymru, has launched its Housing Voices report which brings together key information from regional forums held across Wales earlier this year.

05/12/2018

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