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CHC calls for affordable housing policy review to enable the delivery of 75,000 new homes by 2036


Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for Welsh housing associations, has called for a review of the affordable housing policy in Wales to enable housing to achieve its full potential to improve people’s lives and the places in which they live. The call comes as CHC...more

Welsh Government announces cabinet reshuffle


First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced a reshuffle to the Welsh Government cabinet today, with a number of changes to his Ministerial team.

Alun Davies AM takes over as Cabinet Secretary for the new portfolio of Local Government and Public Services, with Rebecca Evans AM appointed as...more

CHC responds to UK Government proposals on supported accommodation


UK Government has today announced consultations will begin on new funding arrangements for short-term and long-term supported accommodation. The announcement details that sheltered and extra care housing will continue to be funded through the welfare benefit system, maintaining the...more

Prime Minister announces that LHA cap will not be applied to social housing sector


Theresa May has today announced at Prime Minister's Questions that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not be applied to the social housing sector. This announcement follows our call for the UK Government to reverse the policy following the release of our research report


CHC responds to detailed Welsh Government draft budget proposals


Following an initial announcement on 3 October (read CHC's response here), the Welsh Government has today published detailed proposals for its draft budget. The proposals show that the Supporting People budget line will disappear in 2019/20 and will instead be merged with several...more

Cabinet Secretary announces additional funding for Innovative Housing Programme


Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, has today announced further information on the Innovative Housing Programme launched in February. Initially funded by £10m per year over the next 2 years, the fund has been increased to nearly £19m for this year because of...more

CHC calls on UK Government to reverse ‘flawed’ welfare policy


Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for Welsh housing associations, has undertaken analysis which demonstrates that if the UK Government applies the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap to social housing from April 2019, it will make social housing unaffordable for those who...more

NEW! GDPR event, 6 December


We'll be running an event for members on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Wednesday 6 December. With speakers from the Information Commissioner's Office and Darwin Gray, come along to find out everything you need to know about what's changing, what you need to do to comply,...more