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New appointments announced to strengthen policy and external affairs team

14/06/2019

We are pleased to confirm the appointment of two Heads of Policy and External Affairs at Community Housing Cymru.
 

With two decades of external affairs experience between them, Aaron Hill, Public Affairs Manager at CHC, and Rhea Stevens, Policy, Projects and External Affairs Manager at...more

Global Account figures published for Housing Associations in Wales

08/05/2019

We have published the Global Accounts report today which shows the vital role of Welsh Housing Associations to the economy in Wales, with over £2billion spent in 2017/18.

We commissioned the report in partnership with Welsh Government, gathering financial statements from 33 of the...more

Our response to the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply recommendations

01/05/2019

We called for a review on the supply of affordable housing in November 2017 to enable housing associations in Wales to meet their full potential, and achieve our sector ambition for a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all.

 

The independent panel for the Review of...more

CHC launch fire safety partnership for social housing in Wales

18/04/2019

We are delighted to be launching the UK’s first co-ordinated fire safety partnership for housing today, as part of our new member offer.

 

The Primary Authority Scheme for fire safety has been set up in partnership with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service as a response to an increasing...more

Become a Chair or Vice Chair!

10/04/2019

We’re looking for Chairs and Vice Chairs to run our Strategic Delivery Groups.

The Chair and Vice Chair are responsible for:

  •          supporting CHC leads on the development of a work plan
  •          setting the agenda and chairing meetings

In return you’ll gain:

Housing Jobs Wales is now live!

18/03/2019

We are delighted today to launch Housing Jobs Wales - Wales' first search engine site for social housing jobs. 

The website, which has been created with Charity Job Finder, will host a wide range of social housing roles from trade jobs to Board positions.

The Welsh social housing...more

CHC responds to housing needs announcement by Plaid Cymru

28/02/2019

Plaid Cymru has today announced that a further 20,000 homes are needed to meet demand in the social housing sector in Wales.

The announcement by Plaid Cymru comes as a consultation is launched on how to resolve the housing supply problem in Wales, with Leanne Wood AM adding that an...more

CHC and partner federations urge six changes to be made to Universal Credit policy

12/02/2019

There are currently 76,000 Universal Credit claimants across Wales and the benefit is now the default for most working age people needing financial support.

The intention by UK Government is that all eligible claimants will be transferred to the new system by the end of 2023. At the end...more

CHC responds to Welsh Government’s housing needs report

30/01/2019

A report released by Welsh Government today has revealed that an average of 8,300 additional housing units will be required annually in Wales over the next five years.

The report, based on a new method of calculating housing need and demand in Wales, shows that the number of homes being...more

CHC urges Universal Credit amendment to ensure tenants aren’t underpaid

29/01/2019

Welsh Housing Association tenants could be underpaid a week’s rent due to the way the current Universal Credit system is set up.

Under the Housing Benefit system, housing costs are paid weekly. Under Universal Credit, payment cycles are monthly, calculated by multiplying weekly payment...more