Why join CIH?

The Chartered Institute of Housing supports you as a professional, no matter where you are in your housing career. Our latest sector updates, advice on policy and practice and housing networks are a few of the member benefits that are designed to support you at every stage of your housing journey.

As a CIH member, you will gain recognition across the sector for your commitment to professionalism and playing your part in creating a housing system where everyone can have a place to call home. 


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Anna Lancaster CIHCM | Graduate trainee, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

I have recently joined the CIHNI Futures group - a group of young housing professionals. It has been great to meet more like-minded young people in the sector and to be involved in the social media campaigns. Being a part of CIH has given me so many opportunities, it has helped me to excel in my career, but more importantly, it makes me feel as though I am a true housing professional.

Sian Diaz CIHM | Senior development manager, Lovell Partnerships Ltd

I have worked at Lovell for 15 years. I do think that being a member of the CIH provides a level of confidence to those I interact with on a day to day basis. I now work in South Wales and in the South West delivering all tenures of housing and work with various local authorities, government bodies housing associations, consultants, private landowners and the public. The CIH is nationally recognised and having an affiliation with it at a personal as well as corporate level only adds value.

Caroline Lester CIHM | Relationship manager, MCP Property Services Ltd

I have been a member of CIH for many years. I believe that professionalism in housing should be recognised. When buying a house, we would only use RICS Qualified surveyors to carry out the survey, so why would we not insist that those managing housing stock be professionally qualified too? I am proud to be a CIH Member, a champion and a board member. I am keen to see professional standards improved within the Social Housing sector.

Supporting you in your role

By being a member of the UK’s biggest housing professional network, you gain exclusive access to a huge range of member benefits. Members get free passage to the latest sector-leading knowledge and best practice; free attendance at over 100 local events and training and a whole host of digital resources available at the click of a button.  

As a member you will gain professional recognition across the sector and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to creating a housing system in which everyone has a place to call home. 

Grow in your career

Professional recognition  

Mentoring scheme 

Career resources

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 

Professional development

The Knowledge Hub 


Reports and policy briefings


Your community

Local networks  

National networks  



Stay up-to-date

Latest news 

Housing Matters

Inside Housing subscription 


Discounts on what matters the most

The new Totum discount card





Membership types

Wherever you are in your career, CIH can support you. Whether you're a student just starting out in housing, a front-line professional looking to move into management, or a chief executive or senior leader wanting to demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry, we have a membership type to suit you.

Are you looking for corporate partnership?

Being a partner adds significant value to your relationship with CIH through;

  • achieving your value for money and maximum benefits out of the products that you use
  • having a trusted partnership team and dedicated information point for your organisation
  • upskilling your workforce, attracting new talent and developing your leaders for the future with our learning and development expertise
  • raising the profile of your organisation and promoting your best practice in the industry
  • influencing with us, aligning with our professionalism agenda, policy and practice work and strategic direction
  • enhancing your reputation with existing customers and supporting you to improve service delivery

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