ICSH News

Housing and Covid-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Housing Associations

The ICSH is endeavouring to provide our member organisations with the most useful and up-to-date information that can assist them in carrying out their roles over the course of the Covid-19 crisis. The ICSH staff are all working remotely. But please feel free to contact us with any issues as they arise.

Please read on for information and advice on Housing Management, Sheltered / Supported Housing, Insurance, Staffing and additional information

COVID-19: Official Information Sources on Covid-19

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.

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