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Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency
Posted: May 05, 2021 Categories: News, Vacancies

The Housing Agency is a key Government body, playing a crucial role in addressing Ireland’s current housing challenges and promoting the building of sustainable communities. By working closely with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Local Authorities, Approved Housing Bodies, and other key stakeholders in the housing sector, The Housing Agency acts as a centre of knowledge on housing issues, optimising the delivery and utilisation of housing and housing services, and understanding and responding to issues of housing demand and affordability.

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Event: Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland
Posted: Apr 16, 2021 Categories: News, Events
Community-Led Housing is a ground-up approach which enables people to pool their assets and collective resources to create homes and communities which meet their needs in a sustainable manner. This webinar will launch the publication 'Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland'.
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MUD Act: bringing home owners together for the common good
Posted: Apr 13, 2021 Categories: News
On Sunday 11 April, The Business Post published a piece by David Rouse, Multi-Unit Developments Adviser with The Housing Agency, marking ten years of the Multi-Unit Developments Act. Views expressed are those of the author.
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Event: Shaping Investment Pathways to Deliver Affordable Housing
Posted: Apr 07, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The #Housing2030 initiative partners – Housing Europe, UNECE and UN-Habitat – are proud to present the fourth and final in a series of thematic conferences: “Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing”. This event is presented in association with The Housing Agency.

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The Housing Agency welcomes reduction in number of households on social housing waiting list
Posted: Mar 09, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency has welcomed the publication of the Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) 2020, which has recorded a fall in the number of households in Ireland on a waiting list for social housing.

Prepared by The Housing Agency using local authority data, key findings of the SSHA 2020 include:

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The National Housing Strategy for Persons with Disabilities 2022-2027: Have Your Say
Posted: Mar 05, 2021 Categories: News

The National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability (2011-2016 (extended to 2020)) will come to an end this year. A new national strategy is now being developed. The strategy is about facilitating the provision of housing options and related services to disabled people to allow individual choice and support independent living. 

Do you have a disability, care for a disabled person or work in supporting independent living for disabled persons? If yes, have your say on the plan.

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The Housing Agency welcomes White Paper on International Protection
Posted: Feb 26, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency welcomes the publication of a White Paper to End Direct Provision and to Establish a New International Protection Support Service.

Responding to the White Paper, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency John O’Connor said: “I welcome the ending of Direct Provision, and the creation of a new system based on a not-for-profit approach, grounded in the principles of human rights, respect for diversity and respect for privacy and family life.

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Cost Rental Schemes announced
Posted: Feb 08, 2021 Categories: News
The Housing Agency will lead the management and administration of the new scheme.
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Watch: Apartment/Condo Regulation, Management & Future Trends:  International Perspectives
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency recently presented a webinar of international experts delivering insights into the regulation and management of apartments and multi-unit developments. 

With apartment living on the rise, this recording will be of interest to a wide audience including housing practitioners, professionals, regulators and officials, scholars, and providers.

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Essay Prize Announcement
Posted: Dec 15, 2020 Categories: News

The Housing Agency is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 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:

Marcus Campbell, for his essay ‘A Right to Decorate: An Uncouched Defence of the Private Rental as Home’.

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