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CIH in the Republic of Ireland

Learn with us. Improve with us. Influence with us

As the professional body for people who work in housing, our job is to make sure you have all the advice, support and knowledge you need to put housing policy into highly effective practice.

Our work in Ireland is supported by the Housing Agency which has tasked us with developing a network of expert housing professionals through CIH membership, education and training.

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As a member of CIH you get a whole range of benefits.

These include access to local housing policy knowledge, up to date housing news, and discounts on training and events in Ireland.

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Housing awards 2016 »

Colourful Classroom

Celebrate success at the Chartered Institute of Housing Awards 2016 - setting the standards for excellence in housing and related services across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Attend - Join over 300 housing professionals across Ireland for our gala event on Friday 4 March 2016 in Belfast City Hall

Sponsor - Sponsor one of our housing award packages and you will be prominently profiled alongside the best in the industry

Events, courses, certificates »



Financing the supply of social housing - date and time TBA

Short courses

Tackling hate incidents - 25 February 2016

Frontline futures: resilience at the frontline - 9 March  2016

Mental health and learning disabilities - 24 March 2016

Frontline futures: coaching for the frontline - 7 April

Contact us to book - courses available to organisations and individuals

Level 4 Certificate for the Housing Profession (NFQ equivalent level 6)

Read more about our Level 4 qualification and register. Designed for housing professionals aspiring to or working at management level, it's also a great introduction to housing for graduates or those coming to housing from other disciplines. Due to demand we've added an extra date for this popular course, starts March 2016.

Need in-house training tailored to your organisation's needs? Contact us at or 048 90778222.


Voids guide

NEW! Effective voids management in Ireland just published in association with the Housing Agency

This practice guide aims to help housing organisations let homes as quickly as possible and in the best possible condition, to tenants who will most benefit from them.

Housing Ireland

Issue 9 (Autumn 2015) just published and now available online

Find out more about Housing Ireland: The journal for housing professionals in the Republic of Ireland.

Read about the advertising and sponsorship opportunities.