Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.
The Housing Agency has prepared its FOI Publication Scheme in accordance with the FOI Act 2014 and it is published below. Each link in the scheme leads to a page comprising relevant information in the category or links to relevant information on the Housing Agency website. If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on the Housing Agency's website, or to contact the Agency. If the information is not currently made publicly available by the Housing Agency, you may consider making a Freedom of Information Request. Link to FOI & AIE section
Public Consultations: The Housing Agency supports the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to housing policy development and implementation. It also works with local authorities and various state agencies in relation to this.
Where the Agency is specifically tasked with research and analysis of a significant policy issue it publishes, consults relevant bodies and seeks public submissions. Reports and submissions are made available on the Housing Agency website.
Review of the Housing Agency: The Agency undertakes reviews of the operation of various services in the area of housing and housing support. This is normally made public by the Agency or the relevant body.
Major Plans for Capital Expenditure
Payments or Purchase Orders of Goods and Services
Board Member Remuneration (n/a)
Funding/Sponsorship of non-public bodies (n/a)
Procurement Policies: The Agency follows the Public Spending Code, national and EU Procurement Procedures.