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

Equality and diversity

The UK is an increasingly diverse and tolerant place to live. However, equality and diversity challenges still remain in society and they affect housing in particular ways. CIH believes that housing providers play a key role in promoting equality and diversity in their homes and communities.

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  • Leading diversity by 2020: CIH’s Presidential Commission on leadership and diversity was set up to examine ways to improve the diversity of our industry’s leaders and is calling on housing organisations to sign up to and deliver against 10 challenges by 2020.
  • Sign up to the equality and diversity charter and make a commitment to deliver a fair and accessible housing service which is clearly focused on outcomes for staff, tenants, and communities.

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How to briefings

How to briefings are concise and practically focused guides for housing practitioners.

Our latest briefing covers How to develop homelessness prevention solutions.


Join the member opinion panel

Join CIH's member opinion panel and tell us what you think about new housing legislation through our short surveys


Learn with us

We offer courses for all stages of your career, whether you're new to housing or a senior leader. You can study online or face-to-face, across the UK, and we can even come to you to deliver tailored programmes in-house at your organisation.