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:
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.
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.
The Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has announced nine appointments to the board of the newly established Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority, following a process conducted by the Public Appointments Service.
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.
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’.
The Housing Agency and the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) jointly hosted a lunchtime webinar on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in managed residential estates, such as apartment developments.
Ireland shares many housing challenges with other developed economies, for example, providing the right housing in the right places, addressing affordability and ensuring that our housing stock contributes to sustainability - both sustainable communities and environmental sustainability.
The Housing Agency wishes to advise that Susanna Lyons is leaving the post of Head of Regulation effective 30th November 2020. Susanna has been appointed by The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage as CE Designate of Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority, effective 1st December 2020. We wish Susanna every success in her new role.