Budget 2016

A summary of the main aspects of the budget relating to social housing and supports is provided below. The ICSH provided a response noting the reaffirmation of the commitments in the Social Housing Strategy noting the absence of any effective short term solutions on rent certainty, increase of the rent caps etc. to address the  current crisis in the private rented sector.

2015 ICSH Allianz Community Housing Award winners announced

The Community Housing Awards, which encourage, recognise and reward excellence in the delivery of social housing has been in existence since 2003 and this year marks the 7th biennial Community Housing Awards.

Without doubt, the standard and quality of submissions was exceptionally high this year demonstrating the sector's commitment to deliver the highest quality housing.

€151m announced for housing associations to deliver over 1,000 homes to the most vulnerable

The ICSH welcome the announcement today by Ministers Kelly and Coffey of the €151m investment the first significant development programme under CAS for the last number of years


Funding of €84m will be provided for new build construction of 521 new homes and €67m for the purchase of a further 536 homes.


Housing Agency Regulation Office launch Annual Report and Financial Standard

The Regulation Office at the Housing Agency has released its first Annual Report and Sectoral Analysis on the regulation of AHBs. The Annual Report highlights the importance of regulation and explains how regulation is necessary to facilitate the delivery of more social housing. The Annual Report provides, for the first time, key data and analysis on the AHB sector operating in Ireland based on individual regulatory assessment of 142 AHBs.

Minsters Kelly & Coffey announce €1.5 Billion Social Housing Targets for Local Authorities To 2017

  • 25% Reduction in Housing Waiting List through Build, Buying & Leasing Programme
  • In excess of €500m for Dublin Local Authorities

Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D., along with Minister of State, Paudie Coffey T.D., have today (1 April, 2015) announced housing targets for each local authority area out to 2017.

Charities Regulatory Authority update

The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) has now sent out letters to ALL charities registered for tax exemption with the Revenue Commissioners before 16th October 2015 with details of how to create an account and update charity details on the CRA website.

If you haven't received a letter please submit a query via the CRA website giving your charity's name, CHY number, registered charity number (obtainable via the public Register of Charities) and current address and they will contact you with further details, so you can create an account and update charity details on the CRA website.