The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today welcomed the publication of the cross party report from the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness and in particular the recommendation for an immediate boost in supply to 10,000 homes per year for the next five years.
What services are covered by this framework?
This is a Framework Agreement for the purchase of full (architect-led), integrated design team services to support housing projects delivered under the ‘Social Housing Strategy 2020 – Support, Supply and Reform’, which was launched by the Government in November 2014.
Publication requests local authorities to follow-up with the AHBs as a matter of urgency to ensure all acquisitions funding under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) 2015 are completed as soon as possible and at a minimum the purchase price of the property is drawn down before the end of June 2016.
Contact Paula Kenny, ICSH Housing Development on 016618334 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can find the papers submitted to the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness which took place Friday, 29th April 2016:
In our Election 2016 Briefing the ICSH (Irish Council for Social Housing) as the national representative federation of 270 non-profit housing associations asked all election candidates to ‘pledge’ support for a number of simple solutions to effectively address many obstacles to housing delivery as well as contribute to a more sustainable housing system.
The Office of Government Procurement wishes to bring to your attention a new Framework Agreement for Integrated Design Team Services to support the ‘Social Housing Strategy 2015 - 2020: Support, Supply and Reform’. The Framework may be used by all local authorities in Ireland and Approved Housing Bodies.
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 amends the 2004 Residential Tenancies Act and brings tenancies within housing associations under the remit of the Rental Tenancies Board (RTB) (formerly the PRTB) for the first time.
The Act has now commenced as of 7th April 2016. All Housing Associations now have 12 months to register each of their tenancies with the RTB. The ICSH has prepared an FAQ on the Act which may be helpful to members and is available here.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has called for the new government to take immediate action to stem the flow of families into homelessness.
This includes the provision of at least 2,000 additional homes through NAMA for social housing by 2020.