Social housing federation welcomes additional finance for special needs social housing in Budget 2010
€170m Stimulus Package Proposed for Social Housing
A €170m stimulus package which could provide over 3,000 social housing units and which would have a 50 per cent payback to the Exchequer in terms of taxes and savings has been proposed to the Government by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH).
‘North and South social housing bodies make joint call on Governments to continue investment in social housing in the recession’
The respective trade bodies for housing associations in Northern Ireland and the Republic met this week in Dublin and today called on their respective Governments on both sides of Border to ‘not to overlook the housing needs of the most vulnerable in the current recession’
Housing Federation urges spending on social housing that provides ‘economic and social return on investment’
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is advocating that “we should prioritise investments that offer an ‘economic and social return’ and social housing is a prime example of that”, said ICSH Executive Director Donal McManus. “For every 1,000 units built we can sustain over 1000 jobs in construction activity which provides an economic return to the exchequer, savings on welfare payments as well as preventing a housing crisis”.
‘2009 social housing ‘OSCARS’ launched by housing federation to recognise excellence in building sustainable communities’
The third Biennial Community Housing awards organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national social housing federation- has been launched today (26th March).
for local authorities and housing associations who have completed new social housing projects between 2007 and 2009 and are now fully occupied.
Social Housing Allocation Down 1.7%: Challenging Budget for Housing Providers
The allocation for social housing in Budget 2009 is down 1.7% on last year. Responding to this announcement, Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) recognises “the new economic reality in which we must operate and the necessity for social housing providers to produce more housing with less money”.
‘Government accused of abandoning care needs of older people living in sheltered housing’ claims umbrella housing body.
The Irish council for Social Housing (ICSH) the national representative body for voluntary housing associations, has claimed in its’ mid year statement on progress on sheltered housing that the health care needs of older people living in sheltered housing are being overlooked.
Housing body calls on Government not to miss the unprecedented opportunity now available to expand social housing output’
Non-profit housing associations working in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary North will meet on Monday 23rd June in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick City at 7.00pm to discuss key issues relating to the sector.
At this meeting, Cross Kilbaha Community Housing Association board members will be presented with a cheque from BHP Insurances representing one year’s insurance cover as they are the 150th ICSH member to join the Group Insurance Scheme.
Meeting hears ‘call for more support for sheltered housing in the West’.
At the Western Meeting of voluntary housing organisations in Breaffy House Hotel Mayo, Thursday 19th June, 2008, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation of voluntary housing associations has called on more resources by the Government to be provided to support the care costs in sheltered housing projects in the Western Counties of Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and Sligo.