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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 »

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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.


Regional Awards 2017 »

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.

Entries now closed

Events »

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Read the latest edition of our newsletter Capital Views - autumn 2015

Future events:

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.

Celebration in London & South East marks CIH centenary »

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On 8 December CIH hosted a series of celebrations to mark its centenary. London and South East Boards hosted a lively networking event to mark CIH at 100.

The event at City Hall provided a perfect backdrop over the Thames with the City lights illuminating some great discussions.

Anne Chapman, Chair of South East Board introduced the evening by marking the incredible contribution of Octavia Hill.

Alice Smith, winner of the 2016 CIH Rising Stars award, wowed the crowd with a fantastic talk giving a compelling view from someone at the start of their housing career.

Kate Dodsworth, Chair of London Board, closed the formalities with a plea for housing to be seen as a profession that young people aspire to.

Who's who on the London Regional Board

Find out more about your board members 

Board members and contact details

CIH London Membership Engagement Officer contact - Sharon Hackett

T: 024 7685 1786    E:


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