ICSH News

Local Property Tax – Guidelines issued on exemptions for Special Needs Accommodation

The Revenue Commissioners have published guidance for approved housing bodies on criteria to be used for ‘special needs accommodation’ for exemption from the Local Property Tax . The document states that:

‘any property that has been funded under the Capital Assistance Scheme that is specifically approved for special needs accommodation by the relevant local authority will be exempt from the charge to LPT’.

 

Residential Tenancies Bill

The voluntary housing sector will be affected by the recently published Residential Tenancies Bill. The discussion around the impact of this bill on the sector is still ongoing. To discuss any queries or comments you have on this issue, please contact the ICSH on 01 6618334.

Housing Federation welcomes set up of NAMA company to fast-track purchase of social housing

Housing Federation welcomes set up of NAMA company to fast-track purchase of social housing

Mr Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing, reacted to the news ‘The establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be crucial in accelerating the transfer of properties for social housing. To date transfers have comprised a circuitous route involving a range of stakeholders such as borrowers, lenders, receivers and NAMA’.

Mortgage to Rent Scheme will assist home owners facing repossession, says Housing Federation

Mortgage to Rent Scheme will assist home owners facing repossession, says Housing Federation

Mr Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today stated‘The ICSH welcome the announcement regarding the Mortgage to Rent scheme which will assist those who are in serious mortgage distress facing repossession to stay in their family homes’. However, Mr McManus added, ‘there must be a sound financial basis to underpin the scheme in order to ensure its success’.

Housing Associations call on Housing Minister to support ‘logical’ alternative to nursing homes

Housing Associations call on Housing Minister to support ‘logical’ alternative to nursing homes'

Non-profit housing associations can offer a Fairer Deal to older people by helping them to stay within their own communities and live independently, with the right supports. This is according to members of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) who met with Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan T.D at the ICSH Mid-West Regional Meeting in Limerick today.

Social housing federation welcomes progress with NAMA to release homes for social housing

‘Social housing federation welcomes progress with NAMA to release homes for social housing’

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) the umbrella body of 300 non-profit housing associations has welcomed plans announced by Minister Phil Hogan to have 2000 properties within the NAMA portfolio to be released for social housing in 2012.

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