How we support you

  • Access up-to-date information and best practice in the housing sector
  • Direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector
  • Access to free events and webinars
  • Access online training and a wide array of digital resources such as career development tools and resources
  • Access the knowledge hub, broken down by specialist areas, is led by our members and their organisations but supported by us and much more


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Member-exclusive events and webinars

Events are now member-exclusive as part of your membership fee, meaning you can attend all* our events for free. Our events cover various topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. 

Benefits of attending events:

  • Gain valuable knowledge from thought leaders while never leaving the comfort of your home
  • Attending events allows you to grow, learn and jump your career to new heights
  • Make valuable connections with fellow professionals bonding with industry peers
  • Feel inspired by our talented speakers and boost your creativity
  • Find solutions to problems and get the opportunity to ask speakers questions about your work

*Due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include Housing 2021 and live award ceremonies as part of the offer

CIH professional standards 

Raising the standard of housing, together 

The new self-assessment tool is built around the seven professional standards characteristics and is relevant for everyone who works in housing, whatever your role or specialism. Designed to help you reflect on your career journey, identify key strengths, and highlight a clear path for further development. As a CIH member, you have access to the full version of the tool, which provides you with a detailed progress report and unlocks tailored resources specific to your requirements.

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Mentoring programme

Provided by members for members

Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways in which you can develop. Our mentoring scheme is a voluntary relationship between a mentor and a mentee, set for one year (maximum). Through the mentoring partnership, you'll be able to set goals and objectives. You'll develop your career, build confidence,  gain knowledge, learn new skills and build strong relationships with other professionals.

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Knowledge Hub

Information at your fingertips

The Knowledge Hub is designed to support you in your job by giving you access to various topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions, real-life case studies and more. Using the Knowledge Hub will develop your understanding of what you need to know to deliver excellent housing services.

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TOTUM PRO discount card

Save over £500 a year

Apply for the TOTUM PRO discount card to access a wealth of savings, offers and vouchers on your everyday essentials. The new name for the NUS extra student card, TOTUM PRO, unlocks brilliant discounts on many brands, from keeping fit and dining to travel and luxury items.

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Got a question? Call us today on 024 7685 1700 or email

Career resources
Get easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages of your career.
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Recordings library
Catch up on past webinars and recordings, thy cover a variety of topics designed to support your professional development.
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Publications library
Our publications focus on the latest policy topics and practical advice that you need to do your job.
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Opinion panel
We need your feedback on any latest developments in housing by telling us what you think through our short surveys.
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Become a TILM member
We’ve partnered with The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) to offer an exclusive joint membership deal to current CIH members, giving access to a wealth of support to grow your leadership potential within the housing sector.
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RTPI/CIH network
RTPI and CIH work together to provide an additional benefit for housing and planning professionals who belong to either CIH or the RTPI.
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Keeping you informed
Latest news

Be the first to know about all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens.

Inside Housing subscription

Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.

You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.

Email newsletters

If you’re based in England you’ll receive your regional newsletter once a month from your regional manager packed full of the latest policy news, latest housing stories, upcoming events, training courses and qualifications.

All members will receive our fortnightly Housing Matters newsletter to ensure you’re kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Get all the latest about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.

Becky Mallory CIHCM | Tenancy officer, Newark & Sherwood Homes

Being a CIH member means that I am fully informed and up to date with legislation, knowledge and best practice which helps me to provide excellent housing services to everyone.

Paula Kennedy FCIH | Chief executive, Melin Homes

Without my membership, I wouldn’t have been able to get my first four jobs, so it’s been instrumental in getting my career going, but that is only a part of it. Membership also gave me access to a network of peers and a knowledge base that I have called upon throughout the 30 years I have worked in housing.

CIH member Becky Mallory
Explore membership grades
Whether you're a student just starting in housing, a front-line professional looking to move into management, a chief executive or a senior leader wanting to demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry.
Membership FAQs
Take a look at all our frequently asked questions about membership.
Member fees
Did you know you can pay via direct debit? Find out about fees and ways to pay.

Thinking of becoming a member? Apply online today or call 024 7685 1700