Record entries into UK Housing Awards 2017

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More than 400 submissions have been made in the UK Housing Awards 2017, smashing the previous record.

A total of 407 submissions were completed and entered into the awards, which are the biggest in the housing sector and are run by CIH and Inside Housing.

The UK Housing Awards recognise the outstanding work going on in the housing sector across 13 categories, covering everything from development and repairs to tenant involvement and tackling homelessness.

After a late flurry of entries on deadline day on Friday 18 November the number of submissions passed the 400 mark for the first time, beating the previous record of 371.

Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, said "This is an absolutely brilliant response and we are delighted.

"It is more important than ever at this challenging time for the sector that we showcase the fantastic work housing organisations are doing and the contribution they make to so many lives.

"We look forward to working through so many great pieces of work during the shortlisting process."

Emma Maier, Inside Housing editor, said "We are absolutely delighted to see a record number of entries into the UK Housing Awards this year.

"The response has been phenomenal which is a testament to the great work housing organisations up and down the UK are doing in challenging circumstances.

"Shortlisting will be an even more difficult task this year but that is a great problem to have!"

Shortlisting for the awards will now begin ahead of a series of judging dates next year.

The finals ceremony will take place on April 26 2017.

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