Innovative Housing Management Solutions in the Community-based Non-Profit Housing Sector

Irish Council for Social Housing
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Local housing associations have a long tradition of providing high quality affordable housing solutions all over Ireland. The majority of associations were founded by local volunteers who had a desire to contribute positively to their  respective communities, and many localities nationwide have greatly benefited from this endeavour.

However, recent regulatory and other housing management related developments are placing an increasing burden on many volunteer-led associations.The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has received queries from numerous local associations on methodologies for securing a sustainable long-term housing management approach in order to both increase the attractiveness of becoming a voluntary director and also to make it more appealing for existing directors to stay on the Board.

This series of case studies is designed to illustrate the type of options that are available to associations who wish to follow this route.