ICSH News

A Social Housing Budget Requires a Bricks-and-Mortar Investment

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has said this year’s housing budget demonstrates that the government is investing in social housing. However, the housing association membership body is concerned that diverting significant funds to supporting the private rental sector represents bad value for money. Social housing is an essential public service, and new spending should be used to rebuild the country’s depleted social housing stock.

 

Housing Associations Call for Renewed Focus on Social Housing at AGM 2017

 
The five-pillar action plan on Housing and Homelessness, Rebuilding Ireland is only one-year off the block and must be given adequate resources to deliver on its commitments. So says Justin O'Brien, President of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), speaking today (3rd July 2017) at the organisation’s AGM in the Ashling Hotel Dublin.
 
Welcoming new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to the event, Mr O’Brien says that tackling homelessness remains the most critical housing issue for Rebuilding Ireland. However, any review of the Rebuilding Ireland plan must also recognise that the homelessness crisis will not be addressed without the urgent delivery and significant scaling-up of social housing. “Housing associations can and have made a defining contribution here. In 2016 we accommodated almost 2,000 households from the waiting lists from new delivery and letting of existing stock”, he says.

Irish Council for Social Housing to Meet Western Members in Claremorris for Social Housing Regional Roadshow 2017

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.

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