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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.


Capturing Creativity Pat Chown Award 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


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


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


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


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


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


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