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Planning for 20,000 homes

19/07/2017

Community Housing Cymru is a signatory on a Housing Supply Pact, alongside Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association, promising to deliver 20,000 homes by the end of the current Assembly term. We have seen a positive approach to delivery from our members, as well as...more

DCLG announces that further testing will be conducted

06/07/2017

The DCLG's independent expert panel on safety has advised further testing as the next step to be conducted in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru said: 'We welcome the UK...more

Grenfell Tower Update - 5 July

05/07/2017

The situation in Wales

Our members own or manage 18 blocks of 7 storeys or taller. 


Testing

Current Welsh Government guidance is to follow the DCLG guidance with regards to the testing of suspected ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) type cladding on buildings of residential buildings...more

CHC’s latest statement on Grenfell Tower fire - 29th June

29/06/2017

We are continuing to work closely with our members and the Welsh Government to ensure that we know the full picture regarding testing of cladding by Welsh housing associations.

Our members are assessing their properties and, where appropriate, are taking the opportunity to send samples...more

Capturing Creativity Pat Chown Award 2017

28/06/2017

Seventeen 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 in helping to meet people's housing needs in Wales.

As a...more

Welsh Government sets out legislative priorities for year ahead

27/06/2017

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has today set out his government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead. The legislative programme includes bringing forward legislation in the next 12 months to reform the regulatory controls for registered social landlords in Wales following...more

CHC’s latest statement on Grenfell Tower fire - 26th June

26/06/2017

CHC has been working closely with members and Welsh Government to ensure tenants’ safety in the days and weeks following the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
 

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive, said:

“It is difficult to imagine the impact that the horrific fire in Grenfell Tower...more

Housing Horizons Phase Two - Establishing the Challenge

23/06/2017

Today (23 June), we’re launching Phase Two of our Housing Horizons project at our first ever Leadership Conference in Cardiff.

Housing Horizons’ main aim is to set a long-term vision for housing associations in Wales. This vision will position housing associations as a partner of choice...more