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CHC comment on the Chancellor’s budget

20/03/2013

Commenting on the Chancellor’s budget, Nick Bennett, Group Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru said: “We welcome measures to boost housing affordability and construction as well as the additional £161m in Welsh Government capital ''spending power'' boost over the next two years....more

CHC calls for Welfare Defence Programme to protect Welsh tenants

15/03/2013

Community Housing Cymru – the membership body for housing associations in Wales – has welcomed the announcement today of further funding to mitigate the impact of welfare reforms, and called upon Welsh Government to use the money as part of a ‘Welfare Defence Programme’ to protect...more

Silk Commission response calls for parity with Northern Ireland on welfare powers

27/02/2013

Community Housing Cymru has today submitted evidence to the second part of the Commission on Devolution in Wales (The Silk Commission).

In our response, we have called for Welsh Government to have parity with the Northern Ireland Executive on powers over welfare reform. In Northern...more

Plea to save ‘bedroom tax’ families from losing their homes

21/02/2013

A Wales cuts watchdog is calling on the Welsh Government to protect families who could be made homeless when the new ‘bedroom tax’ kicks in.

“Many people will have to face moving to a cheaper home, if they can find one, or living with a hefty cut in benefit. Some risk falling into...more

Moneyline Merthyr Tydfil opens as CWC call for increased financial capability and debt prevention

21/02/2013

Not-for-profit social enterprise to be opened by Huw Lewis, AM to cull high interest lender and loan shark use

Huw Lewis AM will officially open Moneyline Merthyr Tydfil today, a not-for-profit social enterprise, providing affordable loans and free money advice to people who are...more

Support for armed forces veterans in Wales

13/02/2013

Today the Welsh Affairs Committee launched a report which says that the government should be providing better support to veterans in Wales in areas such as housing and health.

Commenting on the report, Nick Bennett, Group Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, the membership...more

Westminster debates on under-occupation

23/01/2013

Labour MP Jessica Morden hosted a debate at Westminster Hall yesterday, on the effects of the bedroom tax on social housing tenants in Wales. The debate was well attended by Welsh MPs, and CHC were happy to provide all Welsh MPs with a briefing on the effects of these changes.

Ms....more

Older Person spokespeople appointed

23/01/2013

It was announced yesterday that the Assembly Member Older Person spokespeople are as follows:

  • Conservative - Darren Millar AM
  • Labour – Gwenda Thomas AM
  • Plaid Cymru – Lindsay Whittle AM
  • Liberal Democrats – Aled Roberts AM

Commenting on the appointments, Matt Kennedy,...more

New National Council members elected

15/01/2013

At a recent meeting of CHC’s National Council, Tim Blanch, Chief Executive of Coastal Housing Group, was elected as the chair for the forthcoming year, while Amanda Protheroe, board member of Newydd Housing and Doiran Jones, board member of Melin Homes, were elected vice chairs.

John...more

CHC reacts to Capital Investment announcement

15/01/2013

Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance, has just announced an additional capital investment of £30m for housing due to ‘careful financial management from Welsh Government’.

The £30m package includes funding for affordable housing and other housing priorities such as an alternative approach...more