Press Release

Budget 2019: Ireland Needs Transformative Affordable Rental Housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has questioned the merits of today’s affordable housing proposal and has said that the Government’s failure to introduce an affordable rental scheme is evidence of a lack of vision and housing policy that is failing to evolve. The Programme for Government 2016 committed to introducing a new model of affordable rental housing and this has not been delivered.

Housing Associations Deliver 1/3 of All Long-term Social Housing in 2017

Today, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will launch the Housing Association Activity Report 2017. The report demonstrates that housing associations have been working flat-out in recent years to rebuild Ireland’s social housing stock.  In 2017, 1 in every 3 new long-term social homes were delivered by housing associations. That’s 2,330 homes through a combination of build, acquisition and leasing.

CSO Reclassification Risks Moving the Goalposts for Housing Associations that are Delivering 1/3 of all new Social Housing

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government heard from representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today who have called for a cross-departmental team to be established to work alongside housing association to ensure the CSO/Eurostat classification does not derail our social housing delivery programme.

Affordable Rental Pilot Scheme Should be Prioritised

PRESS STATEMENT
Monday, 22nd January 2018
 
 
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has today expressed its hope that the three affordability measures, in particular the state’s move towards an affordable rental scheme, represent a commitment to embed affordability in our housing system. However, the measures still indicate that the state is relying heavily on the private sector to deliver on affordability, offering the sector significant incentives to do so. 
 

New Classification for Housing Associations Would Jeopardise Rebuilding Ireland Social Housing Programme

PRESS STATEMENT
Wednesday, 20th December 2017
 
 
– The Irish Council for Social Housing reacts to today’s CSO classification of a large number of developing housing associations as bodies controlled by government that should be classified in the government sector –
 

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