On Tuesday 22nd March, the Housing Agency was asked to attend the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing to discuss our role in the funding & financing of Social & Affordable Housing. In particular, the Housing Agency discussed its direct roles in funding and financing - providing Cost Rental Equity Loans (CREL) to Approved Housing Bodies and managing the Housing Agency's Acquisition Fund. Our indirect roles were also covered, including the technical assessment of the Payment & Availability and Capital Advance Leasing Facility funding applications, the Mortgage to Rent Scheme, the underwriting service for Local Authority Home Loans and technical assessment of the Affordable Housing Fund.
The Housing Agency was represented by Bob Jordan, CEO, Jim Baneham, Director of Delivery and Claire Feeney, Head of Local Authority Services.
You can read Bob Jordan, CEO's opening statement below, or watch the full committee on the Oireachtas website.