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Essay Prize Announcement 2021
Posted: Nov 24, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Housing Agency Essay Prize competition. This prize is awarded to the most original student essay submitted for assessment as part of the Institute of Public Administration’s Professional Diploma in Housing Studies. This year’s winner is:

 

Sarah Kennedy, for her essay ‘The Housed Homeless: The Role of Housing Policy in Supporting Victims of Intimate Partner Violence’.

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Housing Conference 2021
Posted: Oct 13, 2021 Categories: News, Events

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.

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The Housing Agency welcomes funding to support Housing for All in Budget 2022
Posted: Oct 12, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency has today welcomed the announcement of significant investment in housing in Ireland, as set out in Budget 2022.

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Training Needs Analysis (now closed)
Posted: Oct 08, 2021 Categories: News, Events

Please note that The Housing Agency is no longer accepting submissions for the Training Needs Analysis Questionnaire.

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Research & Education Supports
Posted: Oct 08, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency currently has a number of housing research and education support opportunities.

Research Support Programme

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.

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Webinar: Changes to Part V 2021: An overview for the housing sector
Posted: Sep 22, 2021 Categories: News, Events

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.

Click here to register

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Paying less for land will provide more affordable housing
Posted: Sep 13, 2021 Categories: News

On Sunday 12 September, The Business Post published a piece by John O'Connor, outgoing CEO of The Housing Agency, on recent changes to Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2020. You can read the piece below.

Paying less for land will provide more affordable housing
John O'Connor

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Bob Jordan appointed new CEO of The Housing Agency
Posted: Sep 09, 2021 Categories: News, Events

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.

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Part V – Information and Resources
Posted: Sep 03, 2021 Categories: News
Part V page title graphic

Part V refers to Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2021. The purpose of Part V is for the State to capture a portion of the increase in land value resulting from the granting of planning permission for residential development.

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The Housing Agency welcomes Housing for All
Posted: Sep 02, 2021 Categories: News

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:

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