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Joint call to change the flawed Universal Credit system as tenants are already in over £1m debt

10/07/2018

Welsh housing association tenants on Universal Credit are already in over £1 million of rent arrears debt, according to a survey of housing associations in Wales.

A survey conducted with 3,475 people living in Welsh housing association homes shows each person is in an average of £420...more

Global Accounts finance report demonstrates a robust housing sector in Wales

05/07/2018

The housing sector in Wales is looking strong, healthy and productive with positive financial results for 2017.

Our Global Accounts financial report is derived from audited financial statements of the largest 33 housing associations. The report presents a picture of a robust sector,...more

Launch of new Code of Governance

19/06/2018

Following an eight week consultation with the sector, a new Code of Governance for Welsh housing associations has been revealed.The code takes a different approach to traditional governance practices, focusing on organisational culture rather than processes. 

It comprises seven...more

CHC responds to ‘Rolling out Universal Credit’ report

15/06/2018

The NAO has released a report reviewing the current and future impact of Universal Credit on claimants.

The ‘Rolling out Universal Credit’ report said Universal Credit has taken significantly longer to roll-out than intended, and may cost more than the system it replaces. The report...more

CHC and partners make a joint call to AMs to back a new funding solution

13/06/2018

Community Housing Cymru, along with nine other national housing and support organisations, has joined forces to propose a funding solution which aims to safeguard homelessness and housing-related support services for over 60,000 of the most vulnerable people in Wales.

The Housing...more

CHC responds to Public Accounts Committee report on homelessness and housing support services

18/05/2018

Today a report has been published by the Public Accounts Commitee looking into the workings and effectiveness of the Supporting People Programme in Wales. 

The report is the result of the Committee’s inquiry into the Supporting People Programme, which took oral and written evidence from...more

CHC responds to Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

17/05/2018

The UK Government has released Dame Judith Hackitt's final Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

The report, released eleven months after the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower suggests a series of recommendations on improving systems to ensure the safety of tenants in...more

CHC responds to EHRC review of housing provision for disabled people

11/05/2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) has published a report looking at the current provision of accessible and adaptable housing for disabled people.

In response, Community Housing Cymru Chief Executive, Stuart Ropke, said:

“We recognise the challenges set out in today’s...more