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Press Release - 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.

Press Release - Housing Federation predicts rise in waiting lists for housing

'Housing Federation predicts rise in waiting lists for housing'

Housing waiting lists will rise in the coming years and will exceed 100,000 households, the Irish Council for Social Housing warned today. The national housing federation issued its warning at its Dublin regional meeting where over 30 housing associations met to discuss the crisis.

Press Release - 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.

Press Release - Charity Warns Government over Dramatic Increase in Social Housing Need

Waiting Lists increase by 75% to almost 100,000 households

The Irish Council for Social Housing has said that there is a crisis in social housing in reaction to the figures released today which reveal that there are 98,318 households on a waiting list for housing.

Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing Mr Donal McManus said, ‘The huge increase in the number of households in housing need since the last assessment in 2008 is unprecedented and gives a clear idea of the scale of the challenge ahead’.

Press Release - Housing Charity welcomes increase in income limits for social housing

Housing Charity welcomes increase in income limits for social housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation for voluntary housing associations, has welcomed the increase of €5,000 to the maximum income limits for social housing support. This increases the threshold in Dublin city from €30,000 - €35,000 for a single person and from €36,000 to €42,000 for a family of three adults and four children.

Press Release - New regulations to impact on how applicants are assessed for social housing

New regulations to impact on how applicants are assessed for social housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing, the national federation for voluntary housing associations, has called on housing authorities to make sure potential applicants and existing tenants are made aware of the changes in the regulations for assessment for social housing.

Press Release - Housing charity promotes creative solutions to avoid deepening of housing crisis

Housing charity promotes creative solutions to avoid deepening of housing crisis

A radical new way of financing social housing has been proposed to the Government by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH). The initiative would see housing charities borrowing privately to fund social housing for the first time in a major way.

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