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Wales’ Affordable Housing Review is “once in a generation opportunity”


Affordable Housing Review panel urged to be bold, brave and think long-term in recommendations to achieve 75,000 homes goal by 2036.

In November 2017, we called for a review of affordable housing policy in Wales to enable housing associations to achieve their full potential.

The review...more

CHC responds to report on Universal Credit


UK Government yesterday released the report of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) following their scrutiny of the Universal Credit managed migration regulations. As part of this scrutiny of the regulations, they undertook a consultation, with recommendations on how UK...more

CHC responds to UK Government Budget 2018


Today’s UK Government Budget has seen Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reveal his spending plans for 2019/20, including a number of major announcements on housing and welfare spending. Major announcements include:

  • £1bn of investment over five years to help support the...more

CHC reveals Universal Credit is ploughing Welsh housing association tenants into £2m of debt


New figures have revealed that Welsh housing association tenants on Universal Credit are in £2.282m worth of debt – an increase of 150% since December 2017.

We commissioned research of nearly 7000 people, which shows the average rent arrears of a tenant claiming Universal Credit is now...more

CHC responds to Welsh Government Budget announcement


Welsh Government has today published its budget for 2019/20, with Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford AM confirming that funding for homelessness and Supporting People will be ringfenced until the end of this Assembly term.

The announcement follows the nationwide Housing...more

CHC responds to DWP funding announcement for Universal Support


The UK Government has this morning announced that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will fund Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support from April 2019.

Universal Support is designed to help tenants prepare for Universal Credit by offering digital literacy and budgeting...more

CHC invites response to draft Corporate Plan 2019-2022


Our corporate plan for the next three years will support the delivery of our Housing Horizons vision for a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all. 

Our draft corporate plan for 2019 - 2022 can be read here

As ever, our aim is to help you make the most of the opportunities...more

CHC publishes new offer to Board Members


Housing Associations in Wales attract skilled, passionate people, who make their communities better and drive their businesses forward. 

The businesses they serve are complex and the pressure on boards has never been greater.

We have been speaking to board members to identify the key...more

CHC publishes response to the Affordable Housing Review


Affordable housing review evidence shows greater flexibility and collaboration will enable Welsh housing associations to meet supply ambition.                                                                                                                      

We have now published our...more

CHC responds to funding plans for short term accommodation


The UK Government has this morning confirmed that housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing. This means that proposals to devolve funding for short term accommodation in Wales, and proposals for a Sheltered Rent in England have been dropped.