ICSH News

COVID-19: Guidance and Advice for ICSH Housing Association Members

To best serve our members and the voluntary housing sector, the ICSH is constantly monitoring the official information available regarding Covid-19 and its containment and we will communicate this to our members, highlighting specific official advice in relation to our members’ roles as landlords, employers and providers of wider community services .

Please find below a list of organisations of interest to ICSH members that are providing information and guidance notification on Covid-19.

Housing Picket Blocking Essential Delivery of Homes Unhelpful

A picket in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 has halted the construction of 65 new social rented homes by ICSH housing association member, Clúid Housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH, the national federation of housing associations) is calling for an urgent end to the protest, on a social housing building site in Dublin 15, that is putting the delivery of much-needed social housing by a non-profit housing association at risk.

What are our Political Parties Housing Pledges for Election 2020?

The housing crisis continues to deepen with many marginalised and lower income households suffering most acutely. The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is asking all political parties and candidates to ensure that access to affordable, good quality, secure accommodation for all households is a central focus for Election 2020. What are our Political Parties Housing Pledges for Election 2020?

 

Election 2020 - Delivering a Fair and Affordable Housing System

Karen Murphy, ICSH Policy Director, talks to two of our housing association members about the general election on the 8th of February and the central issue of social housing. At the Irish Council for Social Housing, we strongly believe that delivering a fair and affordbale housing system is the cornerstone for a better society and a better Ireland. Karen talks to Brian O'Gorman CEO of Clúid Housing and Tina Donaghy, Director of Development at Fold Housing about 4 key commitments we in the ICSH are seeking from political parties, and the future Programme for Government.

 

Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Act 2019 - ICSH Briefing Note

The regulation of housing associations/ approved housing bodies (AHBs) has been an objective of Government for some time, essentially to ensure that housing provided by AHBs is well governed and managed. The ICSH has been advocating on behalf of members in regard to the proposed regulation of the sector and working closely with the Minister and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) to ensure that the regulation of AHBs is established on a robust, fair and transparent footing.

National Social Housing Conference to Address Sector’s Climate Action Responsibilities

“The social housing sector is looking to deliver low carbon solutions as part of our national effort to build a more climate resilient society”. So says Dr. Donal McManus, CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing, at their National Social Housing conference in Wexford on 10th-11th October, sponsored by AIB.

Budget 2020

The ICSH weclomes the Budget 2020 package, which includes the following meaures to deliver housing and combat homelessness
 

An overall package of €2.6 billion  to support the social housing needs of over 27,500 households in 2020. This breaks down as follows:

ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference 2019

 

This biennial ICSH conference, Social Housing 2019 – Innovation, delivery & sustainability will explore initiatives that have been successful, how they can be replicated and mainstreamed as well as what other measures and solutions that are needed to increase delivery and services to tenants. Speakers from Ireland, the EU and the US will also assist in learning that we can use in our own organisations, whether you are attending from the public, non-profi t or private sector.

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