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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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

New report launched in partnership with Public Health Wales


We have launched a report today (20 June) alongside Public Health Wales and the Building Research Establishment, which shows that poor quality housing costs the NHS in Wales more than £95m per year in treatment costs. According to the report, action to mitigate poor housing could see a...more

New appointments announced to strengthen policy and external affairs team


We are pleased to confirm the appointment of two Heads of Policy and External Affairs at Community Housing Cymru.

With two decades of external affairs experience between them, Aaron Hill, Public Affairs Manager at CHC, and Rhea Stevens, Policy, Projects and External Affairs Manager at...more

Global Account figures published for Housing Associations in Wales


We have published the Global Accounts report today which shows the vital role of Welsh Housing Associations to the economy in Wales, with over £2billion spent in 2017/18.

We commissioned the report in partnership with Welsh Government, gathering financial statements from 33 of the...more