Budget 2019 should be centrally focussed on housing and homelessness to meet the challenges facing Ireland as a society
Housing Associations (also known as Approved Housing Bodies or AHBs) are a key partner in meeting the challenges posed by the housing crisis. In 2017, over 3,100 homes were provided by housing associations through new build, purchase and relets to households on the social housing waiting list. The sector owns and manages over 33,000 homes across the country and housing associations have been playing their part to increase the number of homes through every delivery and funding mechanism available to them. The recommendations within this submission are aimed at increasing the stock of permanent, social and affordable housing by scaling up the delivery of homes.