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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Outreach Events for Volunteer Directors of Owners’ Management Companies in 2020

Multi-unit developments (MUDs) are developments of several homes that share certain facilities. These managed estates are often apartment buildings or duplexes, but they can also be townhouses or stand-alone houses that share common facilities. These communities rely on robust owners’ management companies (OMCs) for them to be successful and sustainable.

With the increasing number of apartments, MUDs, and OMCs across the country, the Housing Agency is holding evening information meetings around the country for volunteer directors of OMCs throughout the first quarter of 2020.

The meetings will cover:

  • Challenges faced by OMCs & managed estates
  • Roles and responsibilities of OMC directors
  • Resources available for OMC directors

Events will be held at:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Town Centre, Dublin
Wednesday 15 January 2020

Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
Wednesday 29 January 2020

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Wednesday 5 February 2020

Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge, Carlow
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork
Wednesday 19 February 2020

Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
Wednesday 26 February 2020

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Clayton Hotel, Sligo
Wednesday 25 March 2020

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register by clicking on your preferred location above, through Eventbrite, or by email to MUD@housingagency.ie.

Evening Programme

6:45pm     Registration (light refreshments provided)
7pm          Presentation from the Housing Agency
7:45pm     Open forum for directors attending
8:30pm     Closes

Information and Resources on OMCs and MUDs

Posted: Dec 18, 2019 By: michaelmchale Research area: 
A Guide to the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Mortgage to Rent Scheme is a Government initiative that was set up in 2012 to help people who are finding it extremely difficult to meet mortgage repayments every month to stay in their home.

Under the Mortgage to Rent Scheme, a person will voluntarily surrender ownership of their home to their lender. A third party will then buy the home from the lender. The person will no longer own their home but they will continue to live in it as a tenant, while paying an income--related rent set by their local authority.

This Guide outlines the benefits of the Mortgage to Rent scheme, criteria for qualification, and terms and conditions that apply.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2019 / By: ursulamcanulty Categories:
 Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2019

Each year, The Housing Agency carries out an assessment of households qualified for social housing support. The Summary of Social Housing Assessments brings together information provided by local authorities on households that are qualified for social housing support but whose social housing need is not currently being met. It is a point-in-time assessment of the identified need for social housing support across the country.

This year's count was carried out on 24 June 2019. Published today, the report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, length of time on the list, etc.

Key findings from the 2019 Summary of Social Housing Assessments include:

  • 68,693 households were assessed as qualified for housing support as of 24 June 2019.
  • The number of households on the waiting list decreased by 22,907 households (25%) compared to the assessment conducted in September 2016.
  • The number of households on the waiting list decreased by 3,165 (4.4%) compared to the previous assessment in June 2018.
  • The four Dublin Authorities (Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin) account for 43.2% of the national total.
  • One-adult households are the predominant household grouping in need of social housing support.
  • About 53% of households qualified for social housing support are currently in the private rented sector.
  • The number of households whose basis of need was listed as ’homeless, institution, emergency accommodation or hostel’ rose by 10.8% (614 households) since the 2018 assessment.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2019 By: ursulamcanulty Research area:  Social Housing, Demand
Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2019

Each year, the Housing Agency carries out an assessment of households qualified for social housing support. The Summary of Social Housing Assessments brings together information provided by local authorities on households that are qualified for social housing support but whose social housing need is not currently being met. It is a point-in-time assessment of the identified need for social housing support across the country.

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Posted: Jun 10, 2019 / By: Dympna Clerkin Categories: Events
Build Your Career In Housing Event

 

Housing is a growing career sector in Ireland comprising of a wide range of professionals from diverse backgrounds all working towards the aim of delivering sustainable and affordable housing for everyone.

This event is for anyone who is curious about a career in housing, or who possibly has already embarked on one, and would like to learn more

It is a free event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the National Museum on Kildare Street on Thursday 16th May 2019

To book a place please email training@housingagency.ie

The evening will provide

  • career insights from established Housing professionals
  • a panel discussion on the challenges for housing professionals
  • networking opportunities
  • Information on housing training and educational opportunities
  • The role of social media for the housing practitioner

Brought to you by the Housing Training Network made up of Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Chartered Institute of Housing Ireland (CIH) the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and the Housing Agency

Posted: May 13, 2019 / By: eimirobrien Categories:
Build Your Career in Housing Event 2019

Housing is a growing career sector in Ireland comprising of a wide range of professionals from diverse backgrounds all working towards the aim of delivering sustainable and affordable housing for everyone.

This event is for anyone who is curious about a career in housing, or who possibly has already embarked on one, and would like to learn more

It is a free event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the National Museum on Kildare Street on Thursday 16th May.

To book a place please email training@housingagency.ie

The evening will provide

  • career insights from established Housing professionals
  • a panel discussion on the challenges for housing professionals
  • networking opportunities
  • Information on housing training and educational opportunities
  • The role of social media for the housing practitioner

Brought to you by the Housing Training Network made up of Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Chartered Institute of Housing Ireland (CIH) the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and the Housing Agency

Posted: Apr 01, 2018 By: Housing Agency Research area:  Housing For Older People
Housing for Older People: Housing Agency Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

This is a submission from the Housing Agency to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government on "Housing for Older People" on 27th April 2018.  

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 By: Anonymous (not verified) Research area: 
Land Aggregation Scheme - Strategic Development and Management Plan

The Housing Agency is responsible for the management of over 80 sites. We currently have in place a Development and Strategic Plan for our sites.

Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Aideen Hayden & Bob Jordan Research area:  Supply
Rebuilding the Irish Neighbourhood

This report, funded by the Tomar Trust and published by the Housing Agency, examines mixed tenure developments and looks at evidence in Ireland and internationally, as well as opportunities that exist to progress mixed tenure developments.  It includes a checklist of features that promote the highest chance of success for such developments.

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