The Government’s new housing strategy commits to increasing the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 homes per year over the next decade and providing for an optimal mix of social, affordable, and private housing for sale and rent.
Housing for All: A New Housing Plan for Ireland will be the focus of The Housing Agency's Housing Conference 2021, which will take place online from Monday 8 to Friday 12 November.
The Housing Agency has today welcomed the announcement of significant investment in housing in Ireland, as set out in Budget 2022.
The Housing Agency is committed to delivering high-quality training to the Irish housing sector. Working with our partners in the Housing Training Network, we provide a coordinated approach to delivering training opportunities for housing practitioners, ranging from information webinars to practice-based workshops, one- and two-day training sessions, and accredited education courses.
The Housing Agency currently has a number of housing research and education support opportunities.
The call for applications for the 2021 research support programme is now open. Please see the links below for further information and to apply.
Please note the closing date for this programme: midday, Monday 15 November 2021.
The Housing Agency and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland will host a webinar outlining the changes to Part V under the Affordable Housing Act 2021, which came into operation on 3 September.
This 60-minute webinar will take place at 3pm on Monday 11 October.
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD has announced the appointment of Bob Jordan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Housing Agency. Mr Jordan will take up the CEO position with The Housing Agency next week.
Those involved in purchasing land for residential development should be aware of changes to the Part V requirement for social and affordable housing under the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2020. These changes came into operation on 3 September 2021:
The Housing Agency welcomes the launch by the Government of Housing for All, a new Housing Plan for Ireland.
The plan outlines a commitment to growing housing supply in Ireland to an average of 33,000 homes per year, including a mix of social and affordable homes, cost rental and private purchase and rental.
Commenting on the plan, John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, said:
In summer 2021 The Housing Agency hosted a series of six free weekly webinars where experts delivered guidance on the governance and management of apartments and multi-unit developments.
The live lunchtime training sessions were of relevance to stakeholders involved with multi-unit developments (MUDs), and particularly to directors of owners' management companies (OMCs).
Recordings of the webinars are now available to view below and on The Housing Agency's YouTube channel.