We are the independent voice for housing, and we use our voice to influence and bring about positive change in the housing sector and policy landscape.

At the core of our identity is our foundation as a social purpose organization, providing us with opportunities to challenge thinking and decisions, in a constructive and evidence-based manner. Through our strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement and by conducting research, we are actively contributing and shaping the future of housing policy.

Learn more about our campaigns, and how you can get more involved and help us to create a housing system that works for everyone.

Social Housing (Regulation) Act

After its passage through Parliament, the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Social Housing (Regulation) Act on 20 July 2023.

The mandating of qualification requirements for social housing managers brings social housing closely into line with other sectors providing front line services, including social work, teaching, and health and care services. Any landlord who fails to meet the requirements of the new standards could be fined by the Regulator.

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Better Social Housing Review
The Better Social Housing Review report has been published making recommendations to housing associations to drive improvements in the quality of social housing.
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Cost of living briefing series
Our aim in creating this cost of living briefing series is to provide a succinct, insightful summary of the latest research and statistics alongside resident voice and sector response.
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Housing rights for migrants
CIH works with BMENational and our sponsors Metropolitan Thames Valley, Innisfree and Tamil Housing Association to provide up-to-date and detailed guidance on the legal entitlements of all categories of migrants.
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General election member toolkit

In the run up to the general election, we want CIH members to feel supported to influence decision makers about the important role that housing plays. We’ve developed this online set of resources to help facilitate this, which we'll add to over time.

We hope these resources will enable you to amplify our message to all political parties that housing must be a political priority. The UK is in a housing emergency and we need a long-term strategy to end the housing crisis for good.

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Be EPIC - CIH presidential campaign

No matter who you are, home is the place where everything begins and if you work hard, you can achieve anything you want, no matter where you come from. The work we do as housing professionals is so important, that's why for this year's presidential campaign, Jill Murray BA FCIH has developed Be EPIC.

Be EPIC champions the elements that can make us competent professionals, highlighting how technical competencies must be coupled with personal competencies and behaviors, continued learning and hard work to be successful. The campaign will promote how an incredible career in housing can be achieved, alongside the diverse range of job opportunities that are on offer in the sector.


Previous presidential campaigns
In my shoes

In my shoes is a CIH presidential campaign, by Lara Oyedele, that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of racial diversity in the housing sector, drawing on Lara’s lived experience of the housing sector and racial adversity.

The campaign will challenge the lack of ethnic and racial diversity in the boardrooms of housing organisations, providing a catalyst to galvanise positive change.

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The Homeful campaign, led by CIH president Jo Richardson will ran throughout Jo Richardson's presidency from July 2021 to December 2022. The campaign included a sizeable co-produced action research project exploring housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent all forms of homelessness across the UK. Housing professionals will work together to collect data, analyse findings and share learning across all parts of the UK.

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Shine a light

#ShineALight was launched by Chartered Institute of Housing president, Aileen Evans in 2020 with mental health charity Mind, to help housing organisations raise their game on mental health and produced two #ShineALight toolkits to help the housing sector better respond to mental health challenges.

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Make a stand

Working with Women's Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, we are asking housing organisations to publicly commit to taking action to support victims of domestic abuse.

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Collaborations with ITN Business

Brighter Futures
‘Brighter Futures’ is a news-style programme anchored by Dr Sian Williams. The programme features examples of the sector delivering on its core purpose - to provide affordable, decent, safe homes so that individuals and communities can live well and look towards a brighter future.
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The Future of Housing
The Future of Housing explores the challenges and triumphs of the housing sector today, hopes for the future and the partnerships making a real difference in a pandemic-informed world.
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Reinventing Homes
Reinventing Homes looks how the pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis are affecting the housing sector. The programme shares some of the incredible work that housing associations, local authorities and others have pioneered in response.
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CIH Scotland campaigns

Housing and dementia framework
A practice framework to support Scotland's housing sector and invite housing organisations to show their commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia by using the framework and signing up to a set of commitments.
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A new Housing Bill for Scotland
CIH Scotland is now looking to engage with our members to examine these issues in more detail and find out more about your priorities and wishes for the new Bill.
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Housing Education
The new Housing Bill presents a chance to influence the future of the housing sector and for us to consider what requirements for housing education to deliver housing services we think are appropriate. As such, we want your help to make sure we can make the strongest possible case for housing education in Scotland.
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Welsh campaigns

Tyfu Tai Cymru
Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) is a five-year housing policy project which aims to provide insightful analysis and fill evidence gaps to support policy progression.
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