CSO Reclassification Risks Moving the Goalposts for Housing Associations that are Delivering 1/3 of all new Social Housing

– The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government heard from representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today who have called for a cross-departmental team to be established to work alongside housing association to ensure the CSO/Eurostat classification does not derail our social housing delivery programme –     Speaking at today’s Joint Committee […]

Rental Strategy Leaves Low-to-Moderate Income Earners Out In The Cold

Three national housing associations have come together to call on the Housing Minister Simon Coveney T.D. to deliver on his promise to establish a pilot affordable rental scheme.   The associations welcome much of the government’s rental strategy and in particular the plan to reduce rent increases in the private rented sector; to increase security of […]

Social housing providers battle to revive their housing programmes

Housing associations from across the country came together at the Irish Council for Social Housing AGM today (Thurs) to discuss the future of social housing provision for the sector. Between 2008 and 2011, there was a 75% increase in housing need, from 56,000 to 98,000 households however at the same time, from 2009, housing output […]