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Gypsy sites ‘should be central part of tackling housing crisis’, says CIH report

Providing Gypsy and Traveller sites should be made a central part of tackling the UK’s housing crisis, according to a new report.

Published 14 December 2016

Forth Valley empty homes officer shortlisted for Robina Goodlad Excellence Award

A Forth Valley empty homes officer who has led efforts to bring empty homes back to use as affordable housing has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Published 14 October 2016

Blog: Tackling discrimination in housing

There is no doubt that the introduction of document checks has increased the incentive for landlords to discriminate. So what can be done? CIH policy adviser John Perry explains.

Published 28 September 2016

SFHA condemns DWP’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ position on supported accommodation

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that proposed changes to its policy on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will apply to all tenants in supported housing, not only those with new tenancies.

Published 26 September 2016

Blog: Looking at the big policy picture

CIH is in a unique position to look at how housing policy is changing across the UK. With a policy presence in each nation it can take a look at the big picture. So what’s happening, what’s different, and what’s the same? Jon Barnes takes a look at the findings of CIH’s recent briefing for members.

Published 1 September 2016

Blog: What can we learn from affordable housing in India?

Following a trip to India earlier this year, CIH South East international group's Vipul Thacker guest blogs about what we can learn from the country's efforts to improve its affordable housing offer.

Published 29 July 2016

Blog: Justified criticism of Right to Buy extension

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was right in its criticism of the extended right to buy, says CIH policy adviser John Perry.

Published 17 May 2016

LHA fails to align with private sector rents, warns CIH

Tenants who receive the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) face an increasingly widening gap between the help with their housing costs and the actual rent they pay, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has found.

Published 13 May 2016

CIH welcomes Public Account Committee’s Right to Buy report

A report which raises a number of issues relating to plans to extend the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 3 May 2016

Ross Fraser to step down as HouseMark chief executive

HouseMark chief executive Ross Fraser has announced his plan to step down from his role in January 2017 at the age of 60.

Published 29 March 2016

Housing awards hat-trick on the cards for North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council is up for three accolades at the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 22 February 2016

GHA helps pupils learn about housing and their community

School pupils in Glasgow are learning about housing and helping out their community at the same time thanks to GHA.

Published 16 February 2016

West Lothian Council nominated for two housing awards

West Lothian Council has been shortlisted in two categories for the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 15 February 2016

MPs criticise 'extremely questionable' housing association Right to Buy funding model

The UK government’s extension of the Right to Buy (RTB) should be funded by central government rather than a levy on local councils, an influential committee of MPs said today.

Published 10 February 2016

Court of Appeal rules ‘bedroom tax’ discriminatory

Judges in the Court of Appeal have declared the so-called bedroom tax discriminatory following legal challenges made by the family of a seriously disabled teenager and by a domestic violence victim.

Published 27 January 2016