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Press Release - Housing charity condemns Government plans to cut capital spend on social housing

Housing charity condemns Government plans to cut capital spend on social housing

- Social housing spend falls from €17bn to €4.4bn

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today urged the Government not to renege on its promise in the National Development Plan to deliver social housing to the 56,000 households currently on waiting lists for housing.

Press Release - Housing charity proposes new way for Government to buy homes for social housing

Housing Charity proposes new way for Government to buy homes for social housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national social housing federation, is urging the Government to seize the current market opportunity to enable homes to be purchased from the market for social housing.

Press Release - Housing charity seeks a full disclosure on empty houses acquired by NAMA

Housing charity seeks a full disclosure on empty houses acquired by NAMA

The Irish Council for Social Housing, the National Social Housing federation, has written to NAMA seeking a full disclosure of the portfolio of vacant houses that are part of the NAMA loan book, in order to examine which are suitable for social housing purposes.

Press Release - Industrial Dispute in Department of Environment Affecting Social Housing Programme

Industrial Dispute in Department of Environment Affecting Social Housing Programme - Housing Charity Calls for Urgent Resolution

The Irish Council for Social Housing, the national social housing federation, has called for an end to the industrial dispute within the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government which is currently delaying the commencement of social housing projects for vulnerable groups in the Midwest and South East.

Press Release - Joint statement from North and South social housing bodies

‘North and South social housing bodies make joint call on Governments to continue investment in social housing in the recession’

The respective trade bodies for housing associations in Northern Ireland and the Republic met this week in Dublin and today called on their respective Governments on both sides of Border to ‘not to overlook the housing needs of the most vulnerable in the current recession’

Press Release - Housing Federation urges spending on social housing that provides ‘economic and social return on investment’

Housing Federation urges spending on social housing that provides ‘economic and social return on investment’

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is advocating that “we should prioritise investments that offer an ‘economic and social return’ and social housing is a prime example of that”, said ICSH Executive Director Donal McManus. “For every 1,000 units built we can sustain over 1000 jobs in construction activity which provides an economic return to the exchequer, savings on welfare payments as well as preventing a housing crisis”.

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