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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 welcomes housing measures in draft Scottish budget 

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution Derek Mackay MSP has today (14 December 2017) announced the draft Scottish budget for 2018-19 to the Scottish Parliament.

14/12/2017

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Homelessness numbers 'a national outrage' says CIH chief executive 

Responding to the latest homelessness statistics for England, released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "It is quite simply a national outrage that so many people are homeless in England in 2017. We must act now.

14/12/2017

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CIH responds to latest right to buy sales in England 

Figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 2,558 homes were sold by councils through the right to buy scheme in England in July to September 2017, while only 744 were started or acquired to replace them using the receipts.

13/12/2017

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Social housing demand at record highs 

The number of households in housing stress in Northern Ireland has reached a record high, according to annual housing statistics released today by the Department for Communities.

05/12/2017

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CIH calls for a property management licensing scheme for Northern Ireland 

Findings from an independent evaluation of a new programme for private landlords has prompted the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland to call for a government backed scheme to recognise landlord accreditation.

30/11/2017

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CIH responds to new social housing sales figures for England 

Figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 23,186 social housing dwellings were sold in 2016-17 in England, up five per cent compared to 2015-16. There were 13,652 sales by local authorities and 9,534 by housing associations. Total right to buy sales were 18,110.

23/11/2017

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'Budget commitment good but crucial we build the right homes in the right places' 

In response to the budget, CIH's deputy chief executive Gavin Smart said the government's renewed commitment to solve the housing crisis is positive but it's crucial the homes built are homes that people can afford.

22/11/2017

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Budget 2017: impact for Wales 

Reacting to the Chancellor's announcements CIH Cymru examined the impact of the budget on Welsh housing.

22/11/2017

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CIH and ITN Productions collaboration to examine housing crisis 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring how to tackle the UK’s housing crisis.

22/11/2017

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Calls for more housing to address chronic homelessness 

More housing should be provided to support a pioneering scheme to address homelessness in Northern Ireland, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

21/11/2017

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New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness 

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

21/11/2017

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CIH responds to increase in new homes and reclassification of housing associations 

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that annual housing supply in England amounted to 217,350 net additional dwellings in 2016-17, up 15% on 2015-16 and 3% below the 2007-08 peak of 223,530.

16/11/2017

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Major new CIH project will help to shape the future of social housing 

A major new project by the Chartered Institute of Housing aims to help shape the future of social housing.

15/11/2017

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NI housebuilding recovery ‘very welcome’, but there is still some way to go 

The number of new homes being started in Northern Ireland is at the highest level in seven years, according to new statistics released today by the Department for Communities.

14/11/2017

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CIH responds to new figures on affordable housing in England 

Responding to new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government showing that an additional 41,530 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2016-17, Chartered Institute of Housing head of policy Melanie Rees said: “It’s encouraging to see a 27 per cent increase in the number of affordable homes delivered in 2016/17. However, very few of them were for social rent, which is significantly cheaper than market rent and the only truly affordable option for many people on lower incomes.

09/11/2017

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New housing sector practice guide launched to support people with dementia 

A new practice guide has been launched to help housing practitioners offer suitable support to people affected by dementia.

06/11/2017

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A year on lower benefit cap is pushing thousands into poverty - says CIH 

A year since its introduction a cap on benefits is pushing people into poverty and putting them at risk of homelessness, the Chartered Institute of Housing has said.

02/11/2017

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CIH responds to provisional reclassification of social housing providers 

Responding to the Office for National Statistics’ announcement that private registered providers of social housing (including registered housing associations) in England will be provisionally reclassified as private non-financial corporations, Chartered Institute of Housing deputy chief executive Gavin Smart said: "Although we have been expecting this decision for some time, it is welcome news.

01/11/2017

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CIH responds to new plans for funding supported housing 

Responding to the UK government’s announcement of new proposals for the future funding of supported housing, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Today’s proposals give the majority of providers and the many vulnerable people who need this vital housing much-needed reassurance following a long and damaging period of uncertainty.

31/10/2017

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CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

31/10/2017

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CIH 2018 Housing Awards now open for nominations 

Nominations for the CIH 2018 Housing Awards are now open. The awards ceremony, now in its ninth year, is run by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and recognises and rewards achievements in housing and communities across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

27/10/2017

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CIH Scotland welcomes Local Housing Allowance announcement 



25/10/2017

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UK government's benefit cuts reversal 'good news for NI social housebuilding' 

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement at Prime Minister’s Questions today that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the wider social housing sector, Chartered Institute of Housing director for Northern Ireland Nicola McCrudden said: “This is very welcome news. CIH Northern Ireland has highlighted the impact that cutting housing benefit would have on tenants and social housebuilders in Northern Ireland.

25/10/2017

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CIH welcomes news Local Housing Allowance cap won't apply to social housing 

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement at Prime Minister’s Questions today that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the wider social housing sector, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "This is great news. CIH has consistently called on the UK government to rethink its plans to cap housing benefit for people living in supported housing at Local Housing Allowance rates, because it would have put homes for some of the most vulnerable people in our society at risk.

25/10/2017

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CIH Cymru welcomes Local Housing Allowance announcement 

Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that the Local Housing Allowance cap "will not apply...to supported housing - indeed we will not be implementing it in the wider social housing sector"

25/10/2017

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Removal of the supporting people ring-fence puts services at risk 

CIH Cymru called on Welsh Government to re-think the merging of the supporting people fund with other funding streams.

25/10/2017

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CIH president Alison Inman chooses Women's Aid as her charity of the year 

Helping domestic abuse victims is the goal behind the choice of Women’s Aid as CIH president Alison Inman’s charity of the year.

24/10/2017

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12,000 younger Scots face up to £8.6m rent shortfall from LHA cap, new report confirms 

Around 12,000 mainstream social tenants across Scotland aged under 35 could collectively face an annual rent affordability gap of between £5.3 million and £8.6 million when a UK Government cap on housing benefit (or the housing element of Universal Credit) for social housing tenants at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates comes into force in April 2019.

11/10/2017

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Housing professionals invited to launch of new research centre  

Housing professionals are invited to the launch of a new £7.5 million housing research centre.

10/10/2017

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WHQS statistics show more homes meeting the standard 

Statistics released today show that compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard has increased from 79% to 86%.

05/10/2017

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CIH responds to new rent settlement for social housing 

Responding to the government’s announcement that increases to social housing rents will be limited to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one per cent for five years from 2020, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "This new rent settlement is good news for social housing – it provides the stability and certainty landlords need to build more desperately-needed new homes and to invest in their existing homes and services for tenants.

05/10/2017

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CIH responds to Theresa May's announcement of extra £2bn for affordable housing 

Responding to Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference today, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "We have been calling on the government to invest more in genuinely affordable homes for rent so the Prime Minister’s announcement of an extra £2 billion for affordable housing is very welcome.

04/10/2017

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CIH Cymru welcomes focus on housing in Welsh Government draft budget 

Today the Welsh Government announced its draft budget setting out its spending priorities. CIH Cymru welcomes the commitment to prioritise building more affordable homes as the sector continues to work towards the 20,000 affordable homes target set at the start of this Assembly term.

03/10/2017

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CIH Cymru welcomes safeguarding of Supporting People fund in budget deal 

Labour and Plaid have arrived at a budget agreement for the next two years that ensures no cuts to the Supporting People grant. The agreement also provides an extra £10million to maintain spending at 2017/18 levels. CIH Cymru welcomed the announcement.

01/10/2017

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CIH Northern Ireland welcomes proposal to drop social housing 'intimidation points' 

The Department for Communities has today launched a fundamental review of social housing allocations for consultation. Nicola McCrudden, director for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland, has welcomed the move which she describes as “a long-overdue, but positive development which provides an opportunity to transform the way we allocate social housing”.

28/09/2017

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Homelessness 'a national disgrace': CIH responds to latest statistics 

Responding to the latest homelessness statistics for England, released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Chartered Institute of Housing policy and practice officer Faye Greaves said: "To have so many people homeless in 2017 is quite simply a national disgrace and something we must act on now.

28/09/2017

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CIH Cymru urges Welsh Government to protect the homelessness prevention budget 

Welsh Government today released statistics outlining the number of households accepted as homelessness, reasons for homelessness and the number of households in temporary accommodation.

28/09/2017

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New research guide encourages close relationship between councils and HAs 

A close relationship between local authorities and housing associations will be crucial to meet housing need, according to a new best practice research guide by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

25/09/2017

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Majority think welfare policy undermines efforts to tackle homelessness 

The vast majority of councils and housing associations believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research.

21/09/2017

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Proposed changes to benefit payments will impact private rented sector landlords - not just social landlords 

Proposed changes to housing benefit (HB) will not only have significant and severe implications for the tenant in receipt of benefit, it will also have serious financial consequences for the private landlord, according to CIH Northern Ireland.

19/09/2017

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CIH Cymru say aspirations in new Welsh Government strategy must be backed up in practice 

First Minister Carwyn Jones today launched the Prosperity for All strategy, building on the commitments laid out in the programme for government to produce a long-term vision for Wales. The announcement included several noteworthy details for housing professionals:

19/09/2017

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Social housing green paper must consider affordability and welfare 

Responding to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s announcement today that the government is planning to bring forward a social housing green paper, CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: “The time is right for fundamental review of social housing so it’s encouraging to hear Sajid Javid’s commitment today. As well as putting the needs of tenants at its heart, this review must address the crucial issue of government funding for genuinely affordable housing.

19/09/2017

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Holyrood leaders back Scottish Housing Day 2017 

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh and the leaders of all the main parties in the Scottish Parliament are backing this year’s annual Scottish Housing Day, due to take place on Thursday the 21st September.

19/09/2017

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New qualification for Northern Ireland’s future housing professionals 

The Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland is now offering the CIH Level 5 diploma in housing, an undergraduate level qualification aimed at aspiring housing professionals, supervisors and managers.

18/09/2017

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Grenfell must be a turning point for housing and health 

Commenting on the formal opening of the Grenfell Tower inquiry today, CIH director for Northern Ireland Nicola McCrudden said: “The tragedy of Grenfell Tower has rightfully created a renewed focus on housing and health, and ensuring that these awful events never happen again. The victims and everyone affected by this tragedy are owed this, and more.”

14/09/2017

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Calls for urgent shift in housing funding as new figures reveal imbalance 

New analysis from CIH shows that government investment in the private market dwarfs support for affordable housing.

14/09/2017

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UK Housing Awards 2018 open for entries 

The UK Housing Awards, the biggest and best awards in the housing sector, are open for entries.

08/09/2017

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Welsh Housing Awards shortlists revealed 

CIH Cymru today announced their shortlists for the Welsh Housing Awards 2017. The awards are Welsh housing’s biggest good practice sharing scheme.

31/08/2017

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Less than one month to go to Scottish Housing Day 2017 

With just under a month to go until Scottish Housing Day, the organisers behind the event are encouraging as many housing organisations as possible to get involved and consider hosting an event to raise public awareness of housing options and the great work people in housing do.

30/08/2017

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CIH Scotland submits evidence on new Social Security Bill 

CIH Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s focus on creating a new social security system based on human rights, dignity and respect but has raised concerns about how the principles will be applied and measured.

23/08/2017

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Much more needs to be done to respond to ‘unacceptable’ levels of homelessness 

Responding to the Crisis report that estimates homelessness in Wales will grow by a third in the next five years CIH Cymru highlighted the ongoing impact of welfare reform, and called for a national conversation about the value and purpose of social housing.

10/08/2017

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Crisis report highlights 'disgraceful' homelessness problem says CIH 

Commenting on today’s Crisis report on core homelessness in Great Britain, Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), said: "This report really hammers home the scale of our homelessness problem – it is quite frankly disgraceful that thousands of people are sleeping rough on our streets and that so many more don’t have access to a home of their own.

10/08/2017

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Mid Ulster landlords own fewer properties than most other council areas 

3,600 private landlords registered in Mid Ulster own 5,600 rental properties according to new figures obtained by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

09/08/2017

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Northern Ireland housing market recovery is ‘fragile’: CIH 

Commenting on the latest Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin released today, Justin Cartwright, CIH Northern Ireland policy and public affairs manager said “Today’s statistics show two very different sides to our housing market – on one hand there has been a welcome increase in the number of new homes started, which are up by 16 per cent on the same quarter last year.

08/08/2017

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Joint response to Grenfell Tower inquiry consultation 

CIH has submitted a joint response to the consultation on the terms of reference of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.

08/08/2017

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Rise in rough sleeping a cause for concern 

CIH Cymru called on the sector to continue building a collaborative response, and for Welsh Government to support efforts towards approaches like Housing First

04/08/2017

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CIH responds to today’s benefit cap statistics 

Responding to the latest benefit cap statistics released today by the Department for Work and Pensions, CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Homelessness has been steadily rising in all its forms since 2010 and we fear that the benefit cap could make things even worse.

03/08/2017

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Jim Strang wins CIH vice presidential election 

Jim Strang will be the next vice president of CIH after winning an election of CIH's members.

02/08/2017

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PAC report to be commended for approach on tenant role in regulation 

CIH Cymru comment on the release of the Welsh Assembly's Public Accounts Committee report into housing association regulation and governance.

02/08/2017

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CIH welcomes announcement of Belfast's first build-to-rent apartment block development 

Plans for Belfast's first large-scale build-to-rent apartment block have been warmly welcomed by CIH, the independent voice of housing and the home of professional standards.

01/08/2017

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Joint announcement from CIH and CIH Consultancy  

A spokesperson for CIH Consultancy and CIH said: “We regret to announce that insolvency proceedings for CIH Consultancy were initiated today.

01/08/2017

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CIH Cymru welcomes latest figures on homelessness 

The statistics outline the number of households presenting as homeless to local authorities.

27/07/2017

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English Housing Survey a stark reminder of our national housing crisis says CIH 

Commenting on the English Housing Survey 2015-16, released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Chartered Institute of Housing head of practice Debbie Larner said: "Today’s English Housing Survey is a stark reminder of our national housing crisis. Affordable housing is increasingly out of reach for millions of people all over the country.

13/07/2017

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NI social housebuilding threatened by new benefit cuts 

Social housebuilding in Northern Ireland is being threatened by benefit cuts planned by the UK Government, according to a new report.

06/07/2017

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Voting for CIH's next vice president opens 

The voting for CIH's next vice president has officially opened with two candidates - James Strang and Paul Butterworth - going head to head to replace Alison Inman in September.

04/07/2017

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Energy efficiency standards for private landlords should be 'more ambitious but with longer lead time' - CIH Scotland 

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has responded to a Scottish Government consultation proposing new minimum energy efficiency standards for the private rented sector (PRS) by joining calls for these standards to be made more ambitious.

30/06/2017

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CIH responds to latest right to buy figures for England 

Figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 2,890 homes were sold by councils through the right to buy scheme in England in January to March 2017, while 1,378 were started or acquired to replace them using the receipts.

29/06/2017

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New survey reveals public concern about government response to housing crisis 

Two thirds of people in Britain think the housing market is unfair and just 18% think the government has the right policies to solve the country’s housing problems – a new survey has revealed.

28/06/2017

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Social housing target lowered due to Stormont impasse 

More families in need of social housing will have to wait longer for a home, according to CIH Northern Ireland. Fewer units are due to be built this year following the collapse of power-sharing.

27/06/2017

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Housing organisations have crucial role in a society 'more divided than ever' 

Housing organisations must play a central role in a society which is more divided than ever – the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing has said.

27/06/2017

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CIH Scotland comments on latest biannual homelessness statistics 

CIH Scotland has commented on the publication of new homelessness and housing options statistics for Scotland, released today (27 June 2017) by the Scottish Government.

27/06/2017

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Half of renters fear struggle as new figures reveal stark rise in rents 

A dramatic rise in private rents compared to earnings revealed in new analysis by the Chartered Institute of Housing is putting housing out of reach for many people, the organisation has said.

27/06/2017

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DUP urged to ensure benefit cuts don't affect social housing 

Commenting on the Tory/DUP deal announced today, Nicola McCrudden, CIH director for Northern Ireland, said: "It is disappointing that there has been no agreement to revisit the welfare policies that will impact on people's ability to afford a decent home.

26/06/2017

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Jump in number of homeless households in temporary accommodation 'staggering' says CIH 

Responding to the latest homelessness statistics for England, CIH policy and practice officer Faye Greaves said: "Today’s figures are extremely worrying but sadly not surprising – homelessness has been steadily rising in all its forms since 2010, partly because of the pressures on the housing market but also some of the welfare changes that have come into force over the past few years.

22/06/2017

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CIH responds to Queen’s Speech 

Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: “We need an ambitious, long-term plan to tackle our housing crisis so it is encouraging to hear the government’s commitment to get more homes built and to bring forward the measures outlined in its housing white paper.

21/06/2017

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Choice based lettings could tackle housing inequality 

Commenting on the Equality in housing and communities report published today by the Equality Commission, Nicola McCrudden, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) director for Northern Ireland said: “Tackling housing inequality is fundamentally about building more homes, but we also need to look at how social homes are allocated. The current system can restrict a tenant’s choice to small and often segregated areas.

21/06/2017

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CIH responds to latest affordable housing statistics for England 

Responding to figures released today on the number of affordable housing starts and completions funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority in England in 2016/17, CIH head of policy Melanie Rees said: "While it is encouraging to see an increase in the number of affordable homes both started and completed, the drop in the number of homes for social rents completed in 2016/17 is deeply concerning. For many people affordable rents are still out of reach and social rents remain the only truly affordable homes.

20/06/2017

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CIH responds to appointment of new housing and planning minister 

Responding to the appointment of Alok Sharma MP as the new housing and planning minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "We’d like to congratulate Alok Sharma on his appointment. The Conservative manifesto rightly recognised that we need an ambitious long-term plan to tackle our national housing crisis.

13/06/2017

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CIH Scotland welcomes rise in new affordable housing approvals 

CIH Scotland has commented on the latest quarterly housing statistics for Scotland, published today (13 June 2017) by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

13/06/2017

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CIH Scotland Excellence Awards 2017 now open for nominations 

CIH Scotland wants you to tell us about the remarkable people you work with and celebrate the success of projects you've been working on.

09/06/2017

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CIH Northern Ireland urges DUP to ensure UK-wide social security cuts don’t affect social housing provision  

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) should ensure that plans by the UK government to make further cuts to benefits don’t result in increased rent arrears and a rise in homelessness says the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland.

09/06/2017

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CIH Scotland urges new UK Parliament to work cross party to address implementation issues with welfare reform 

CIH Scotland executive director Annie Mauger has commented on the outcome of yesterday's General Election.

09/06/2017

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CIH responds to General Election result 

Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "We hope our politicians can form an effective new government as quickly as possible – we need action now to solve the housing crisis and prolonged uncertainty will undermine that goal.

09/06/2017

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Not enough focus on affordability - housing professionals say in poll 

The majority of housing professionals we surveyed in a poll ahead of the General Election think truly affordable housing hasn't been given enough focus in manifestos.

06/06/2017

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Letter to the Editor: Westminster actions still have an impact on Scottish housing  

With the General Election just a few days away, CIH Scotland executive director Annie Mauger reminds voters not to forget about issues affecting Scottish housing when they head to the ballot box this week.

05/06/2017

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CIH responds to latest house-building figures 

Commenting on the house-building statistics for England for January to March 2017, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government today, Chartered Institute of Housing deputy chief executive Gavin Smart said: "We need a swift and significant increase in the number of new homes to get to grips with our national housing crisis, so it’s encouraging to see an increase in the number of homes built on both a quarterly and annual basis.

25/05/2017

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Congratulations on being first! 

CIH Scotland congratulates the first letting agents to complete the LETWELL programme and the associated CIH level 3 certificate in letting and managing residential property.

23/05/2017

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“21,000 Scots could face up to £22.6m rent gap from planned under 35s LHA cap” – new report 

An estimated 21,000 social tenants across Scotland aged under 35 could potentially be adversely affected by UK Government plans to cap housing benefit for social housing tenants from April 2019, collectively facing a rent affordability gap of up to £22.6 million annually. This is a key conclusion of an interim report on the impact of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap on young people in Scotland, commissioned by the Scottish Government in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland and submitted this week to the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee. A final report exploring the potential to mitigate against the impact of LHA restrictions is due to be completed this summer.

22/05/2017

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Not for profit sector should provide affordable rented homes says TD 

Housing associations should provide non profit rented housing to tackle soaring rents, Maria Bailey TD tells audience at Dublin Castle housing conference.

19/05/2017

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Chartered Institute of Housing responds to Conservative manifesto 

Commenting on the publication of the Conservative party’s General Election manifesto, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "All three major parties have now rightly recognised that we need an ambitious long-term plan to get to grips with our national housing crisis. We know we need to build at least 250,000 homes a year in England to meet demand, so it’s very positive to see commitments to increase house-building in all of the major parties’ manifestos.

18/05/2017

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CIH responds to Liberal Democrat manifesto 

Commenting on the publication of the Liberal Democrat party’s General Election manifesto, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "We need a swift and significant increase in the number of new homes being built to get to grips with our national housing crisis, so it’s encouraging to see the Liberal Democrats setting an ambitious target for house building and proposing to directly commission new homes. Historically we have only built anywhere near the number of homes we need when the public sector has been directly involved in building.

17/05/2017

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CIH responds to Labour manifesto 

Commenting on the publication of the Labour party’s General Election manifesto, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive Terrie Alafat CBE said: "We know we need to build around 250,000 homes a year in England to get to grips with our national housing crisis, so it’s encouraging to see Labour setting an ambitious target for house building.

16/05/2017

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Housebuilding growth eases pressure on Northern Ireland families 

Commenting on the latest Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin released today, Nicola McCrudden, Chartered Institute of Housing director for Northern Ireland said: “Today’s statistics highlight the ongoing recovery of the private housebuilding industry.

09/05/2017

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Search for next CIH vice president gets underway 

The search for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s next vice president is officially underway.

05/05/2017

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Election 2017: fixing broken housing market needs cross-party consensus 

Political parties must focus on policies to build more homes, make housing more affordable and get to grips with rising homelessness, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

28/04/2017

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CIH Northern Ireland welcomes growth in new homes 

Commenting on NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics released today, Nicola McCrudden, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Director for Northern Ireland, said: “The steady growth in the number of new homes being built is welcoming but we need to do more to unblock our housing supply problem.

27/04/2017

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UK Housing Awards winners announced in record-breaking year 

The winners of the 2017 UK Housing Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in London which was attended by more than 700 housing professionals.

27/04/2017

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New charter launched to support the growth of shared ownership 

Housing organisations are being urged to sign up to a new charter on shared ownership developed by CIH.

26/04/2017

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Research will explore work to tackle homelessness  

A new research project will explore how councils and housing associations can best work together to tackle homelessness.

25/04/2017

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Election 'an ideal opportunity to look pragmatically at housing crisis' 

CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat has said an early election would be an ideal opportunity to look pragmatically at solving the housing crisis.

19/04/2017

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