Category Archive for "News"

An insight into the Genesis and Thames Valley merger process

Housing association mergers take time to move from concept and become reality. Neil Hadden from Genesis gives an insight into what’s involved when two major housing organisation start coming together. In November 2015 we announced that Genesis and Thames Valley Housing…

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In The Year 2025…

…If man is still alive, If woman can survive…No, no, that’s ‘In The Year 2525’ by Zager and Evans. Paul Diggory from North Wales Housing Association says 2025 is the target for a movement that’s building across housing, health and…

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Comparing USA and UK affordable housing systems

The policy team from USA-based Housing Partnership Network (HPN) has published a paper comparing the United Kingdom and United States affordable housing systems. Grounded in HPN’s extensive experience as part of the International Housing Partnership, the Lessons of the International Housing…

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Housing Partnership UK meet at Incommunities

The latest Housing Partnership UK meeting was held at Incommunities in Bradford last week. Our Speakers included Chris Walker from Policy Exchange and Adrian Bell from Cannacord Genuity. The members at the meeting expressed the view that this was one…

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City region devolution

A pipe dream only a few years ago, devolution is rapidly gaining pace.  It’s just one factor in our changing operating environment – but arguably the most significant and demanding in testing our ability to respond to our new world. …

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It’s time for the big conversation – so let the young speak

2015 was a game-changer for housing – policy changes and harsh criticism made for a tough year. But in 2016, what questions do we need to ask ourselves, and how can young people help us to answer them? CIH President Geraldine…

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Affordable housing is an issue of global importance

After a trip to North America in October, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) President Geraldine Howley reflects on visiting CIH members and colleagues in Canada and beginning to fully understand the impact of the housing crisis in other countries. As…

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Housing Partnership UK takes study tour of Belfast

Our most recent meeting was held in Belfast during November. We were hosted by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and were joined in our discussions with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations and some of their members….

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IHP Conference 2015 Chicago

A contingent of Housing Partnership UK colleagues attended the International Housing Partnership conference in Chicago at the beginning of October. A full summary report of the conference will be circulated separately but suffice to say it was a very successful…

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What can we learn from our colleagues in Hong Kong and China?

Following a visit to Hong Kong and China in August, CIH President Geraldine Howley blogs about her experiences and how we can take inspiration from housing in other countries. During my time as Vice-President and President of CIH, I have…

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