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Time is nearly up for CIH NI Housing Award nominations 

With only a week to go before the nomination deadline of 14 December the CIH NI Award nominations are hotting up.

12//2/07/1

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Former CIH President awarded OBE 

Richard Kitson, former head of the Aster Group and past President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours for services to the housing sector.

05/01/2010

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Opportunities and threats for 2010 

A shorter version of this article by CIH's Richard Capie first appeared on the Regeneration and Renewal website on 23 December 2009.

06/01/2010

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Lib Dem housing pledge welcomed 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has welcomed the Liberal Democrat pledge today (14 January) to bring 250,000 empty homes back into use.

14/01/2010

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CIH President follows slum trail 

The latest episode of 'Slumming It' airs tonight, and coincides with a visit this week by CIH President Howard Farrand, to see the work being done by Homeless International – his Presidential Appeal for 2010.

14/01/2010

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Pre election housing campaign announced 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing magazine have today launched a joint campaign to raise the profile of housing in the run-up to the Westminster general election.

15/01/2010

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CIH helps tackle anti-social behaviour 

The Tenant Services Authority (TSA) have commissioned the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) to work with landlords across the social housing domain to support them in tackling Anti Social Behaviour (ASB).

18/01/2010

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Minister opens floor to housing benefit debate 

Housing Benefit Minister Helen Goodman MP will attend an open event organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) on 4 February to invite views on the future of housing benefit.

27/01/2010

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Exellence in regeneration award winner announced 

A partnership delivering regeneration in Lochgelly, Fife is the successful winner of the 2010 Excellence in Regeneration Award promoted by both the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland and Scottish Centre for Regeneration.

04/02/2010

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CIH evidence on local housing allowance 

The Chartered Institute of Housing gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on 3 February on the Local Housing Allowance.

05/02/2010

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Iain Duncan Smith to address housing leaders at CIH presidential dinner 

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP will be the guest of honour at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual Presidential Dinner on 10 February.

08/02/2010

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Honorary CIH membership for three leading figures 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has awarded honorary membership to Michael Gelling OBE - Chair of the Tenants and Residents Organisations of England, Anthony Mayer - Chairman of the Tenant Services Authority and David Orr - Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation.

11/02/2010

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Iain Duncan Smith - housing work crucial to life chances 



11/02/2010

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Sian is named CIH distance learning student of the Year 

Sian Criddle, a Neighbourhood Housing Officer at Westlea Housing, part of the GreenSquare Group, has received the prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Distance Learning Student of the Year award.

15/02/2010

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Natasha named CIH student of the year 

Natasha Williams, former care assistant and part-time housing advice worker, has received the prestigious Student of the Year Award from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

15/02/2010

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Joint letter to CLG select commitee on housing and support services 

On 12 February 2010 The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and five leading umbrella organisations for supported housing services wrote a joint letter to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

15/02/2010

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FSA and Barclays endorse new financial inclusion network 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new online financial inclusion network to help housing professionals share ways to help tenants manage their money better and avoid falling into debt.

15/02/2010

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Many housing organisations unprepared for TSA 

New skills research commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) indicates that many housing organisations may be under-prepared to meet the challenge of the Tenant Services Authority’s new regulatory framework for social housing from April.

15/02/2010

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New opportunity to develop young housing officers 

Young people and the housing sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new Housing Apprenticeship being introduced by the Government from autumn 2010.

16/02/2010

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Action needed on human and financial costs of poor housing 

The Presidents of the CIH and CIEH urge action to address the human and financial costs of poor housing.

18/02/2010

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Times letter: The poor state of the nations housing stock 

Howard Farrand (President, Chartered Institute of Housing) and Stephen Battersby (President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) send a letter to the Times regarding their concerns over the priority the Government has given to housing needs.

18/02/2010

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Conservatives put trust in communities to deliver homes 



23/02/2010

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Housing Heroes shortlist unveiled 

The shortlisted entrants for awards that recognise the unsung ‘heroes’ of the housing sector have been announced.

25/02/2010

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Northern Ireland housing sector shines at annual awards ceremony 

Innovation and resilience by the housing sector in the face of the economic downturn has been celebrated by the professional body for housing at a glittering awards ceremony in Belfast.

26/02/2010

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Call for sector to deliver housing pact to next government 

The UK’s largest housing conference and exhibition is being transformed to maximise its influence on the next UK Government.

01/03/2010

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Warm Homes commitment an important step towards a greener economy 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the Government's commitment in its Warm Homes, Greener Homes Household Energy Management Strategy to improve energy efficiency of existing homes, which are some of the oldest and least energy-efficient in Europe.

03/03/2010

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Recession puts pressure on skills 

New research commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) indicates the recession and economic downturn is placing increasing pressure on the learning and development activities of housing organisations in England.

05/03/2010

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New resident-led approach heralds step change in performance and empowerment 

A report published today (9 March 2010) commissioned by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) and written by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), takes a detailed look at the use of a new approach to tenant involvement and performance management, which gives tenants the power to challenge their housing organisation and drive up performance.

09/03/2010

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Fine tuning clears way for introduction of new regulatory standard in England 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has given its full backing to the new regulatory framework for social housing, published today by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA).

16/03/2010

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Housing a vital part of health care 

Scotland’s ageing population will place increasingly heavy demands on the housing sector, a major conference in Glasgow heard today.

17/03/2010

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Fife town wins regeneration award 

Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil today presented an award to mark the achievements of a partnership delivering regeneration in Lochgelly in Fife.

17/03/2010

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Minister throws down gauntlet on right to buy 

The Scottish Government is prepared to take a more radical approach to limiting the Right to Buy but needs the support of other parties, according to Housing Minister Alex Neil.

17/03/2010

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End of a love affair? 

A new report out today raises questions about the UK’s love affair with owner occupation and calls for a closer look at the implications of current housing policies.

17/03/2010

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New challenges for housing associations 

A combination of the credit crunch, the worst recession since the 1930s and a squeeze on the public sector - their main source of grant funding, means social housing providers are under pressure to re-examine their strategy for the future.

18/03/2010

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CIH response to Budget 2010: housing finance reforms tantalisingly close 

The last budget before the general election continued to offer good news for many people keen to get on the housing ladder and security for many homeowners needing help to avoid losing their homes. But it is the much awaited proposals to address long-standing problems with the planning system and the reform of local authority finances which offers change for the long-term good health of the housing sector.

24/03/2010

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Reforms to council house financing heralds major building programme 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the announcement today (25 March) that the archaic and unfair council housing finance system is finally being dismantled in order to pave the way for a new council house building programme and improvements that will make a difference to the lives of millions of existing and future tenants.

25/03/2010

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Social care white paper recognises housing 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the publication of the long awaited social care White Paper and the emphasis it gives to housing and related support services.

31/03/2010

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New research to reveal untapped potential of customer insight 

New research aims to uncover how much - or how little – social landlords in England really know about their tenants and what potential benefits they could tap into by tailoring services more closely to meet customers’ needs.

31/03/2010

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Local housing allowance report welcomed 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the report published yesterday (30 March) by the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Local Housing Allowance.

31/03/2010

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New ASB advisors to support housing sector 

The first members of the national action squad who will work with social housing landlords in England to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) will take up their posts on 6 April 2010.

01/04/2010

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Housing professionals set out expectations of political parties 

To coincide with the today’s general election announcement, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has made a public commitment to work with all political parties to solve the increasingly pressing housing crisis.

06/04/2010

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Housing profession leads visionary thinking on intermediate rented housing 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is leading an exciting new project to consider whether intermediate rental can help the housing sector to offer a wider range of products and rents, which will better meet varied household incomes and aspirations.

06/04/2010

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Housing - what is the good news? 

Housing delegates will debate how to re-invigorate communities and housing in the South West in the run up to the May election at the Chartered Institute of Housing South West (CIH SW) Housing Event in Torquay from 14 -16 April 2010.

08/04/2010

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CIH President tells South West housing delegates to fight to put housing at the top of the new government’s agenda  

Howard Farrand, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) told delegates at the CIH South West Housing event, held in Torquay from 14 to16 April, that it will take some time for the housing sector to work through the reality of the recession and that we must learn lessons from the credit crunch and not go back to business as usual.

19/04/2010

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Housing entering awkward teenage years  

The housing market is currently in the spotty teenage years of the 21st century – we have low interest rates, affordability is high, but the market is still depressed - so what is the problem?

20/04/2010

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Obituary: Bill Woof OBE  

Bill Woof, a leading figure in housing since the 1960s died in April 2010 after a short illness.

20/04/2010

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First survey of housing professionals sets out priorities for next government 

Housing professionals taking part in the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) first UK Housing Panel quarterly survey have set out their priorities for the next Government against the background of affordable housing shortages and continued high demand.

27/04/2010

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Courageous Brent man wins housing heroes award 

A Neighbourhood Warden from Brent – Francis Kabia – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Tenant board member wins housing heroes award 

A tenant from Castlemilk, who sits on Glasgow Housing Association’s Board - Kate Willis - has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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CIH sets to work with new ministerial team 

CIH looks forward to working closely with the newly appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles and the Minister for Housing, Grant Shapps.

14/05/2010

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Housing Heroes of 2010 receive their awards 

Fifteen unsung heroes of housing received awards today at the second Annual Housing Heroes Awards hosted by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing Magazine.

14/05/2010

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Poplar HARCA Win housing heroes award 

An East London based housing organisation – Poplar HARCA – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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South Wales housing organisations win housing heroes award 

A group of housing organisations in South Wales have collective a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Mentor wins housing hero award 

An ICT Support Administrator from Worcester Community Housing – Richard Husband – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Courageous tenant wins housing heroes award 

A tenant from Leicestershire – Cherie Tinenti - has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Liverpool mutual homes win housing heroes award 

A North-West based housing organisation – Liverpool Mutual Housing (LMH) – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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The Cyrenians win housing heroes award 

A North East England homeless charity – The Cyrenians – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Wolverhampton Homes win housing heroes award 

A West Midlands housing organisation - Wolverhampton Homes - has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Learning pays off for housing hero  

A Customer Services Manager from Wolverhampton Homes – Dawn Aston-Adams – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Cadarn Housing Group wins housing heroes award 

A South Wales housing organisation – Cadarn Housing Group – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Shropshire Housing Organisation wins housing heroes award 

A Shropshire housing organisation – Wrekin Housing Trust – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Shepherds Bush housing group win housing heroes award 

A London based housing organisation - Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG) – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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Procurement manager wins housing heroes award 

A Procurement Manager from AdvantageSW – Neil Biddiscombe – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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East Midlands partnership wins housing heroes award 

An East Midlands Partnership – led by Derbyshire Dales District Council – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

14/05/2010

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New Government housing priorities become clearer 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the publication today of details of the coalition government’s priorities around housing.

20/05/2010

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Impact of £6bn savings on housing 

Sarah Webb, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) commented on the impact on housing of the government’s £6.2 billion savings in 2010-11.

24/05/2010

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Reforms for housing and local government welcomed 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the legislative programme announced in today’s Queen’s Speech. There are important reforms for housing, planning, local government, the environment and welfare which will have significant implications for housing markets and housing supply.

25/05/2010

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New Minister addresses housing sector 

Housing professionals from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will hear from newly appointed Minister for Social Development this week at the Conference of the Isles in Newcastle, Co. Down.

26/05/2010

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CIH invests more in housing sector despite downturn 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) supported excellence in the housing sector with over £11 million investment in charitable activities in 2009, an increase of seven per cent on the previous year.

27/05/2010

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Housing commission calls for strategy to transform housing 

The Independent Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland has called for a new Housing Strategy that sets the policy direction for the next ten years.

28/05/2010

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New Housing Minister makes first major speech at CIH conference 

Grant Shapps, the new Housing Minister, is to make his first address to the housing sector at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Annual UK Conference in Harrogate on Thursday 24 June.

03/06/2010

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Housing vision must recognise differing aspirations 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the Housing Minister Grant Shapps’ call today for responsible mortgage lending and borrowing and a move towards more sustainable home ownership.

08/06/2010

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CIH Chief Executive awarded CBE 

Sarah Webb, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for services to the housing sector.

14/06/2010

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Housing professionals offer innovative solutions as funding is squeezed 

Members of the UK Housing Panel address the major risk to the sector of funding cuts with proposals for new ways to deliver affordable housing in the latest report published today (18 June).

18/06/2010

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Two thirds of parents in Yorks and Humber fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in Yorkshire and Humberside is so acute that two thirds - 66 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Three in five parents in North West fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the North West is so acute that three in five - 63 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Seven in ten parents in South East fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the South East is so acute that 71 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Over half of parents in East Midlands fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the East Midlands is so acute that more than half - 53 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Three in five parents fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the UK is so acute that 63 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Two thirds of parents in London fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in London is so acute that 68 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Over half of parents in North East fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the North East is so acute that more than half - 52 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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Two thirds of parents in West Midlands fear children priced out of communities 

The housing shortage in the West Midlands is so acute that two thirds - 67 per cent of adults who have children living at home believe their children will not be able to afford to live in their community when they leave home.

20/06/2010

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CIH President warns housing crisis set to deepen 

Howard Farrand, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), warned that the housing crisis is set to deepen ahead of today’s emergency Budget, with funding set to be cut for housing development and regeneration.

22/06/2010

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Free recruitment tool saves landlords time and money 

ConsultCIH and Ocean Media Group (OMG) have launched an innovative free recruitment and talent management platform that helps registered providers to improve the quality and efficiency of their recruitment and talent management.

22/06/2010

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New evidence base to inform tough spending and policy decisions 

To coincide with the Budget and the CIH annual conference, CIH has published an update to its well-respected annual UK Housing Review by Professors Hal Pawson and Steve Wilcox.

22/06/2010

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Survey highlights landlord commitment to effective ASB services 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Tenant Services Authority (TSA) today launched the findings of their recent anti social behaviour (ASB) baseline survey, at the TSA stand of the annual CIH Conference in Harrogate.

22/06/2010

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Housing benefit reforms create risks for most vulnerable 

George Osborne’s emergency budget has brought some clarity along with significant challenges for tenants and the housing sector.

23/06/2010

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Independent regulator needed to support house building 

An independent housing regulator is essential if the construction of affordable homes is to continue following imminent cuts in development grants, housing professionals were told.

23/06/2010

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Landlords promise to control costs in line with public spending squeeze 

Social landlords have vowed to cut costs and root out waste to meet tighter government controls on public spending.

23/06/2010

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Golden Jubilee projects will help poor and marginalised communities 

To celebrate its Golden Jubilee year, HACT has today launched its new Golden Jubilee Projects competition.

23/06/2010

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CIH and habinteg housing join forces to champion disabled professionals 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Habinteg Housing Association have joined forces to celebrate the achievements of the first intake of disabled trainees to enter the housing sector.

24/06/2010

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Regulation review announced as minister puts trust in housing professionals 

Ministers have promised to “hand the levers of power” to housing professionals while warning that money will be tight in delivering priorities identified by the government and the sector.

24/06/2010

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Housing must be more innovative during spending squeeze, says regulator 

Housing associations must find new ways of raising money so they can plug gaps caused by cuts in government spending, says the chief executive of housing's independent regulator.

24/06/2010

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Housing Pact offers sector innovation in return for government commitment 

The housing sector today delivered its Housing Pact to the minister, Grant Shapps, promising creativity, constant improvement and a major contribution to economic recovery in return for government commitment to housing.

24/06/2010

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Landlords pledge to continue community work 

Pressure on social landlords to support hard hit communities is set to increase further even though housing budgets are being squeezed.

24/06/2010

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Local authorities urged to back housing finance changes 

Radical proposals to change the way council housing is funded are a “policy of our times” and in line with the government's localism agenda, according to local government leaders.

24/06/2010

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Mobility changes must be linked to wider reforms 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the government’s interest in breaking inter-generational worklessness and dependency, but believes this should be part of a rounded approach to wider reforms of affordable housing.

28/06/2010

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Housing journalist wins editor of the year 

Inside Housing Editor, Stuart MacDonald, was named Editor of the Year (business media) at the Periodical Publishers Association awards on 16 June 2010.

28/06/2010

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Housing sector responds to announcement of review of regulation 

Minister Grant Shapps announced that government will be undertaking a review of regulatory arrangements for the social housing sector.

29/06/2010

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New CIH President takes office 

Professor Paddy Gray has been elected as the new President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for the next twelve months. He is the first housing professional from Ireland to take up this prestigious post and the first academic.

30/06/2010

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