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

12/10/2018

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

02/10/2018

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

01/10/2018

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

01/10/2018

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

21/09/2018

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

20/09/2018

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

09/08/2018

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.

Our...more

Capturing Creativity Pat Chown Award 2018

06/08/2018

Eighteen years ago, Community Housing Cymru set up an Award scheme to recognise housing innovation in memory of a special person - Pat Chown. Pat gave a big part of her life to helping others and spent much of her working life helping to meet people's housing needs in Wales.

As a way of...more

CHC responds to Public Accounts Committee report on housing adaptations

26/07/2018

A report has been published today by the National Assembly for Wales’ Public Accounts Committee looking at housing adaptations in Wales.

It follows a report by the Wales Audit Office earlier this year which reported high satisfaction levels from those who received adaptations, but...more

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