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.

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.

Social Housing Newsletter - Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of Social Housing covers sector activity and innovation; General Data Protection Regulation, the New AHB Services Unit in the Housing Agency; The Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017; Budget 2018; The Peter McVerry Trust Pathways Housing First Partnership; the draft National Planning Framework report; the ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference; the Community Housing Awards 2017; Short Term Lettings Regulation (Airbnb lettings); the Rebuilding Ireland Review; HAPM (Housing Association Performance Management) 2016; Tier One Collaboration Case Studies.

Shortlisted entries announced for CIH Housing Awards 2018

Lots of ICSH members shortlisted for the CIH Housing Awards 2018. Read on!

Check out our Latest Member Vacancies

ICSH members are recruiting here!

New Classification for Housing Associations Would Jeopardise Rebuilding Ireland Social Housing Programme

PRESS STATEMENT
Wednesday, 20th December 2017
 
 
– The Irish Council for Social Housing reacts to today’s CSO classification of a large number of developing housing associations as bodies controlled by government that should be classified in the government sector –
 

Irish Council for Social Housing and Minister Damien English Celebrate Community Housing Award Winners 2017

 ICSH Celebrates Community Housing 2017 Award Winners at the Irish Architectural Archive

David McWilliams' Ireland TV3: Housing

David McWilliams explores the big issues facing Ireland's society and economy, beginning with the development of another property bubble. ICSH Chief Executive, Donal McManus contributed to the show, aired on on TV3  on 2nd November 2017. Click on the screenshot to watch the show.

New Local Authority Homes under Tuath Housing Management

On Monday 6th November Tuath had a double celebration with the handover of 47 new council homes at Hansfield, Clonee and the letting of the first phase of 49 new council apartments at Charlemont, Dublin 2.

A Social Housing Budget Requires a Bricks-and-Mortar Investment

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has said this year’s housing budget demonstrates that the government is investing in social housing. However, the housing association membership body is concerned that diverting significant funds to supporting the private rental sector represents bad value for money. Social housing is an essential public service, and new spending should be used to rebuild the country’s depleted social housing stock.

 

Budget 2018 – Housing Summary Report

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has responded to this year’s housing budget saying it demonstrates government investment in social housing. However, the ICSH is concerned that diverting significant funds to supporting the private rental sector represents bad value for money. Social housing is an essential public service, and new spending should be used to rebuild the country’s depleted social housing stock. You can read the press release here 

ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference 2017: Speaker Presentations

The ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference, supported by Gas Networks Ireland and the Allianz Community Housing Awards took place on the 27th & 28th September 2017 in the Limerick Strand Hotel. 

Speaker presentations and visual highlights

A Win For Fold Ireland and Regeneration at the ICSH Biennial Community Housing Awards 2017

Fold Ireland’s housing regeneration scheme at Ballygall Road, Glasnevin, Dublin scooped the overall winner award at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards, sponsored by Allianz, in the Limerick Strand Hotel on Wednesday 27th September.  The awards, showcasing housing quality, innovation and partnership are open to housing associations, housing cooperatives and local authorities. 

ICSH Community Housing Award 2017 - Winners

The ICSH would like to salute this year’s winners as champions in the social housing sector, exemplifying the dedication and resilience of those working to provide affordable homes in Ireland.