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We all know that as an industry, housing is under immense pressure and organisations are facing really tough times.
So it's time to make some noise about the positive difference we make, as a profession, to society.

Our #housingmatters campaign brings together housing professionals who share a common purpose: to ensure everyone has access to a decent, affordable home in a thriving, safe community.

Let's stand up for housing together.

Join #housingmatters

Make your pledge

Print out these signs (all in PDF format) to show your support for the campaign in photos or videos on Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

Choose from ready-made campaign messages or write your own on a #housingmatters branded sign.

Show your support

Show your support for #housingmatters by adding our Twibbon to your Twitter profile picture.

Our objectives

1. To unite housing professionals who share a common purpose and demonstrate that together we can make a difference.

2. To combat negative perceptions of social housing and the housing industry, showing the world how important the work we do is for individuals, families and society.

3. To celebrate the achievements of the housing profession, and our members, in our centenary year by standing up for housing together.

Spread the word

We want everyone who is passionate about housing and CIH to join in so we can make a difference together.

NEW: We've created three printable posters - you can put these up in your organisation to encourage your colleagues to take part. Print as many as you need on normal A4 paper.

VIDEO: Passionate people from around our sector tell us why #housingmatters to them



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