ICSH News

Invitation to Tender: Multi-party Framework Agreement Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) for Singles, Couples and Families

Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) on behalf of the four local authorities, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and TUSLA have issued an Invitation to Tender on the  Etenders website (www.etenders.gov.ie) the reference number  is RFT 135557.Tender name and details: Multi-party Framework Agreement Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) for Singles, Couples and Families.

ICSH AGM 2018

Reflecting on the work of the ICSH during 2017 and in the years to come issues that were raised included the challenges facing housing associations and the ICSH as membership bodyin relation to the CSO/Eurostat reclassification of housing associations as part of the local government sub-sector. Also, the recurring concerns facing our smaller (Tier 1) members around long-serving voluntary board members and the problem of succession and governance were also raised. Minister Eoghan Muprhy addressed members in attendance and spoke of the housing association sector as critical to the delivery of social housing under Rebuilding Ireland.

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.

Ireland 2040 Regeneration and Development Agency Commits to Ringfence Public Lands for Affordable Housing

PRESS STATEMENT, Friday, 16th February 2018

The Project Ireland 2040 commitments around Housing and Sustainable Urban Development demonstrate ambition, and the establishment of the National Regeneration and Development Agency indicates a genuine commitment and long-term strategy to ringfence public and state lands for affordable housing. 

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.

Affordable Rental Pilot Scheme Should be Prioritised

PRESS STATEMENT
Monday, 22nd January 2018
 
 
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has today expressed its hope that the three affordability measures, in particular the state’s move towards an affordable rental scheme, represent a commitment to embed affordability in our housing system. However, the measures still indicate that the state is relying heavily on the private sector to deliver on affordability, offering the sector significant incentives to do so. 
 

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 –
 

NEW AND REFURBISHED SOCIAL HOUSING TAKES THOUSANDS OFF WAITING LIST

 
 
– Social Housing Projects Showcased at Irish Architectural Archive –
 
Wednesday 15th November 2017
 
Celebrating the 2017 Community Housing Award Winners in Dublin today, Donal McManus, Chief Executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) said that record entries for this year’s awards represent almost 900 homes, and at least 2000 fewer individuals on the social housing waiting list. 
 

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