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

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) has directed all local authorities to invite Approved Housing Bodies to develop and submit cost effective and sustainable proposals to provide independent living accommodation for people with special housing needs under the Capital Assistance Scheme. The ‘Call for Proposals’ outlined below invites construction and/or acquisition proposals.


Water Charges Update

A decision has been taken by the Minister of the Environment, Community and Local Government to add “Approved Housing Bodies” to the list of relevant persons under Section 26 of the Water Services Act 2013.

This means that housing associations are now REQUIRED  to give tenant names to Irish Water if requested to do so.

In the first instance it is the duty of the occupier of the dwelling to register with Irish Water. The company is in the process of contacting all landlords where no tenant has registered with the company as the occupier of the dwelling in question, and giving the name of the tenant when requested will mean that the housing association will not be billed for water services and it will allow Irish Water to begin the registration process with the occupant.

Social Homes to Rent