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Funding announced for modern methods of construction

25/02/2020

The Welsh Housing Minister, Julie James, has today announced a strategy for implementation of modern methods of construction (MMC), along with investment of £45m. 

We’re really pleased to see this strategy also focus on sustaining the foundational economy in Wales by creating local jobs...more

Launching Housing Futures

15/01/2020

Today (15th January 2020) we have launched Housing Futures, an exciting innovation programme in partnership with the National Housing Federation and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. 

Housing Futures, a strand of our Alcemi programme, has been established to equip housing...more

Social housing is a priority in Welsh Government’s draft Budget

17/12/2019

We’re pleased today’s draft Budget announcement for 2020/21 has seen a continued commitment to social housing by Welsh Government.

Key details of the Budget include:

  • £223 million allocated in the next financial year to meet the 20,000 affordable homes target, which includes a...more

New report shines a light on the impact of funding cuts for support services in Wales

09/12/2019

We have collaborated with Cymorth Cymru and Welsh Women’s Aid to launch the ‘Housing Matters’ report today.

The report shows funding for housing support services in Wales were cut by £37million* between 2012 and 2018, and shines a light on the impact this has had on local authorities,...more

30 years of CHC

21/11/2019

2019 marks the 30th birthday of Community Housing Cymru. At our Annual Conference today, Stuart Ropke outlined our sector priorities for the next 30 years. Read his speech here.

CHC was originally formed as The Welsh Federation of Housing Associations in 1989, in the wake of the 1988...more

New report demonstrates continued serious impact of Universal Credit on claimants

11/11/2019

Today we release research demonstrating the serious impact of Universal Credit (UC) on housing association tenants.

Our data shows 84% of housing association tenants claiming UC owe an average of £556 in rent. This level of debt has increased over the past 12 months despite improvements...more

This is Housing is live!

26/09/2019

We, alongside all housing associations in Wales, have launched a campaign today (26th September) called This is Housing . The campaign celebrates the fantastic people who work for housing associations in Wales, and showcases the wide range of roles in the sector.

Housing associations in...more

Response to UK Government Spending Round

06/09/2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid MP delivered UK Government’s Spending Round statement for 2020/21. As part of the statement, an additional £600million was allocated to Welsh Government’s devolved budget.   

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive at Community Housing Cymru said:

"In uncertain economic...more

Decarbonisation report launched

17/07/2019

The Decarbonisation of Homes in Wales Advisory Group has today (18th July) launched ‘Better Homes, Better Wales, Better World’. This report makes recommendations to the Welsh Government on how best to deliver a long-term programme of housing improvements to meet Wales’ decarbonisation...more

We respond to the Welsh Government statement on the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply

09/07/2019

In a response to the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply, Julie James AM the Housing and Local Government Minister has said that she accepts all but one of the recommendations set out in the Review. She has also written to planning authorities across Wales to emphasise that...more