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Silk Commission response calls for parity with Northern Ireland on welfare powers


Community Housing Cymru has today submitted evidence to the second part of the Commission on Devolution in Wales (The Silk Commission).

In our response, we have called for Welsh Government to have parity with the Northern Ireland Executive on powers over welfare reform. In Northern...mwy

Plea to save ‘bedroom tax’ families from losing their homes


A Wales cuts watchdog is calling on the Welsh Government to protect families who could be made homeless when the new ‘bedroom tax’ kicks in.

“Many people will have to face moving to a cheaper home, if they can find one, or living with a hefty cut in benefit. Some risk falling into...mwy

Moneyline Merthyr Tydfil opens as CWC call for increased financial capability and debt prevention


Not-for-profit social enterprise to be opened by Huw Lewis, AM to cull high interest lender and loan shark use

Huw Lewis AM will officially open Moneyline Merthyr Tydfil today, a not-for-profit social enterprise, providing affordable loans and free money advice to people who are...mwy

Support for armed forces veterans in Wales


Today the Welsh Affairs Committee launched a report which says that the government should be providing better support to veterans in Wales in areas such as housing and health.

Commenting on the report, Nick Bennett, Group Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, the membership...mwy

Westminster debates on under-occupation


Labour MP Jessica Morden hosted a debate at Westminster Hall yesterday, on the effects of the bedroom tax on social housing tenants in Wales. The debate was well attended by Welsh MPs, and CHC were happy to provide all Welsh MPs with a briefing on the effects of these changes.


Older Person spokespeople appointed


It was announced yesterday that the Assembly Member Older Person spokespeople are as follows:

  • Conservative - Darren Millar AM
  • Labour – Gwenda Thomas AM
  • Plaid Cymru – Lindsay Whittle AM
  • Liberal Democrats – Aled Roberts AM

Commenting on the appointments, Matt Kennedy,...mwy

New National Council members elected


At a recent meeting of CHC’s National Council, Tim Blanch, Chief Executive of Coastal Housing Group, was elected as the chair for the forthcoming year, while Amanda Protheroe, board member of Newydd Housing and Doiran Jones, board member of Melin Homes, were elected vice chairs.


CHC reacts to Capital Investment announcement


Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance, has just announced an additional capital investment of £30m for housing due to ‘careful financial management from Welsh Government’.

The £30m package includes funding for affordable housing and other housing priorities such as an alternative approach...mwy

Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate - Annual Report 2012


CHC’s Annual Report for 2012 is called ‘Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate’ and is ready to view here.

The report describes the way we''ve worked over the last 12 months to achieve and deliver the priorities set out in our corporate plan, discusses the highlights of the last year,...mwy

Use Autumn Statement consequential to deliver ‘Barnett share’ of affordable homes


Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for housing associations in Wales, has called for Welsh Government to take bold action following today’s Autumn Statement, investing £227m in social and affordable housing, which will guarantee the delivery of their own target of 7,500...mwy