The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed it is producing a series of television programmes ITN Productions Industry News looking at the impact that COVID-19 and the climate emergency have had on the housing industry.
‘Reinventing Homes’ will look at how the challenges of COVID-19 and the climate crisis are affecting the housing sector and share some of the work that housing associations, local authorities, and others have pioneered in response.
The series will launch on 28-30 June at CIH’s Housing 2022 event in Manchester and will feature sector interviews, news items, and sponsored editorials.
Lockdowns and numerous restrictions have resulted in the number of net new homes built falling to a five-year low – a sharp contrast to 2019-20, when the number hit the highest point since records began in the 1990s.
Commenting on the programmes, Gavin Smart, CEO of CIH, said: “For yet another year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to present some of the biggest challenges for our communities, and our sector, in a generation.
“‘Reinventing Homes’ builds on the success of our previous collaborations with ITN Productions and will explore and celebrate the amazing resilience and innovation of the housing industry.
“Together, we’ll discover how organisations have risen to make positive change and embrace the opportunities they have created.”
Nina Harrison-Bell, head of ITN Productions Industry News, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Chartered Institute of Housing to make a programme which will raise awareness of the challenges facing the housing sector, reveal any recent and future changes, and educate people on the effects of Brexit, COVID, and the climate emergency.”
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