Welcome to the Irish Council for Social Housing website

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is the national social housing federation representing over 270 housing associations across Ireland.

This website aims to provide information on the role of the ICSH in developing housing policy, the services we offer to our members, an overview of social housing provision in Ireland and information on latest news and events.

Capital Assistance Scheme - Call for Proposals 2016

The Department is now accepting applications for capital funding for the delivery through either the construction or acquisition of housing accommodation to cater for the priority groups under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) such as homeless persons, elderly, people with a disability with a particular emphasis, but not exclusively, on moving people with a disability from a congregated setting into community based living.

Local Authority CAS Project Proposal Closing Dates

Members are advised to note specific local authorities deadlines (as below) for submission of proposals under the 2016 CAS Call for Proposals.


Irish Council for Social Housing Welcomes Housing Action Plan

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today welcomed the publication of the Housing Action Plan by Minister Simon Coveney and in particular the recommendation for a boost in social housing supply to 47,000 new units by 2021.

Kildare County Council - Expression of interest for development with Approved Housing Bodies

Kildare County Council is seeking expressions of interest from approved housing bodies who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel for the delivery of social housing on local authority land, acquisitions under Part V, turnkey developments and other potential partnership opportunities. An application form and further information is available from Mark McLoughlin, Administrative Officer, Housing Section, at the address below and at mmcloughlin@kildarecoco.ie