Our Group Chief Executive, Aileen Evans, is one of three candidates standing for the Vice Presidency of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The successful candidate, voted for by CIH members, will go on to become President in 2019/20, replacing Jim Strang (current Vice President, who will become President in 2018/19).
Aileen said: “We have a shortage of good quality housing and insecurity of tenure (especially in the private rented sector where evictions are now the single largest reason for homelessness), plus an affordability crisis which extends beyond the low-paid, locking many out of the housing market, leaving families vulnerable and damaging people’s life chances. What we do as housing organisations has never been more necessary. It matters. Hence what the CIH does matters too.”
Being President also provides an opportunity to choose a charity to support, raising money for a good cause by way of the presidential appeal.
“Our President this year, Alison Inman, has achieved so much in raising awareness of housing’s role in domestic abuse. To follow in those footsteps in two years’ time would be the most tremendous honour.”
The CIH is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Their aim is to provide everyone involved in housing with advice, support and knowledge.”