Thursday, 20th October 2016
The social housing sector needs immediate access to land and finance in order to meet the targets set out in the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. That’s according to the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation for non-profit housing associations, which is holding its housing finance conference in Kilkenny this week.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today welcomed the publication of the Housing Action Plan by Minister Simon Coveney and in particular the recommendation for a boost in social housing supply to 47,000 new units by 2021.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today welcomed the publication of the cross party report from the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness and in particular the recommendation for an immediate boost in supply to 10,000 homes per year for the next five years.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has called for the new government to take immediate action to stem the flow of families into homelessness.
This includes the provision of at least 2,000 additional homes through NAMA for social housing by 2020.
The implementation of the Social Housing Strategy is being hampered by significant infrastructural issues, which are not being dealt with quickly enough. That’s according to Dr. Donal McManus, CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), who was speaking today (30.11.15) at the organisation’s AGM.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has welcomed the Government’s social housing strategy, published today (26.11.14), as “long over-due and badly needed”. The Council also highlighted the “key role” earmarked for non-profit housing associations in the delivery of new social housing.
The Irish Council for Social Housing today welcomed the decision to require developers to provide up to 10% of their housing units for social housing through Part V.