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.

ICSH RTB Dispute Resolution Seminar: 27th November, Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8

The commencement of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 on 7th April 2016 brought approved housing bodies under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) for the first time, giving them access to new dispute resolution mechanisms. 

Castleton Community Launch Event

Date: 26th November 2018
Time: 8:15am-12:30pm
Address: Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland
Castleton will be launching the new ‘Castleton Community’ solution, developed specifically for Small Housing Associations at an exclusive showcase event in Dublin.

Budget 2019: Ireland Needs Transformative Affordable Rental Housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has questioned the merits of today’s affordable housing proposal and has said that the Government’s failure to introduce an affordable rental scheme is evidence of a lack of vision and housing policy that is failing to evolve. The Programme for Government 2016 committed to introducing a new model of affordable rental housing and this has not been delivered.

ICSH Pre-Budget 2019 Submission

Budget 2019 should be centrally focussed on housing and homelessness to meet the challenges facing Ireland as a society

Housing Associations (also known as Approved Housing Bodies or AHBs) are a key partner in meeting the challenges posed by the housing crisis. In 2017, over 3,100 homes were provided by housing associations through new build, purchase and relets to households on the social housing waiting list. The sector owns and manages over 33,000 homes across the country and housing associations have been playing their part to increase the number of homes through every delivery and funding mechanism available to them. The recommendations within this submission are aimed at increasing the stock of permanent, social and affordable housing by scaling up the delivery of homes.

Housing Associations Deliver 1/3 of All Long-term Social Housing in 2017

Today, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will launch the Housing Association Activity Report 2017. The report demonstrates that housing associations have been working flat-out in recent years to rebuild Ireland’s social housing stock.  In 2017, 1 in every 3 new long-term social homes were delivered by housing associations. That’s 2,330 homes through a combination of build, acquisition and leasing.