HAPM (Housing Association Performance Management) has been developed and managed by the ICSH since 2004 and is an important self-monitoring tool for housing associations to assess their performance and benchmark this within the sector. The number of participating members and tenancies covered by the HAPM framework has grown in recent years and the ICSH is delighted to see this trend has continued into 2016. There has never been a greater focus on governance and compliance within the housing association sector and HAPM demonstrates that, notwithstanding the legislative, economic or regulatory changes, housing associations continue to provide an excellent service to tenants and other stakeholders.
As part of a range of housing solutions, Leitrim County Council is currently seeking expressions of interests from housing associations (Approved Housing Bodies) interested in delivering a group home for people with an intellectual disability on an identified site in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
First sector wide independent tenant experience survey shows high level of satisfaction with housing associations. The sector is well-placed to ramp-up social housing delivery under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness.
Tipperary County Council is responsible for the delivery of Social Housing in accordance with National Policy and in response to Housing Need in the County.
A key action of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is the Repair and Leasing Scheme. The scheme targets the delivery of social housing units and also ensures that existing housing stock is used to the maximum degree possible. The scheme provides for funding for repair and improvement works to suitable privately owned vacant properties to bring them up to the standard for rented accommodation. The properties are then leased to Tipperary County Council or an Approved Housing Body for a minimum of ten years and the cost of the works is deducted from lease payments over the agreed lease term.
Representing 270 members providing social housing across the length and breadth of Ireland, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will meet with members from the West/North-West of the country in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, County Mayo on Wednesday 10th May.