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Webinar: Owners’ management companies- a discussion of legal reform under Housing for All
Posted: Apr 25, 2022 Categories: News, Events

Webinar: Owners’ management companies- a discussion of legal reform under Housing for All

The Housing Agency in collaboration with the Law Society of Ireland presents insights on the Housing for All actions to reform owners’ management companies (OMCs).

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Housing Practitioners' Conference 2022
Posted: Apr 25, 2022 Categories: News, Events

We are delighted to announce that booking and registration for the 2022 Housing Practitioners’ Conference is now open and you can register at the details provided below. This Conference will take place as an in-person event this year for the first time since 2019.

The 2022 Conference will take place in the Grand Hotel Malahide on Thursday, May 26th and a half day on Friday, May 27th.

The Conference is being organised as a joint-initiative between the Institute of Public Administration and the Housing Agency.

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Appointment of Researchers - Research into the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011
Posted: Apr 04, 2022 Categories: News

Appointment of Researchers - Research into the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011

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Tenure Mixing and ‘Tenure Blind’ Design Key to Integrated Communities of Private and Social Housing Residents
Posted: Mar 30, 2022 Categories: News

Tenure Mixing and ‘Tenure Blind’ Design Key to Integrated Communities of Private and Social Housing Residents– Important Research of AHB Housing Flags Successes and Obstacles to Help Inform National Public Housing Policy –

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Housing Housing Agency launches new National Office for Housing First
Posted: Mar 02, 2022 Categories: News

Housing Agency launches new National Office for Housing First

– Housing First programme aims to tackle long-term homelessness and provide holistic supports for those with complex needs –

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Housing Agency partners with Irish Architecture Foundation for new competition "Housing Unlocked"
Posted: Feb 17, 2022 Categories: News

Thursday, 17th February 2022


New competition launched seeking ambitious solutions to help unlock housing issues in Ireland


Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency calling on people to come together and enter their solutions to housing in cities, towns and villages

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Online survey launched in relation to defects in apartment and duplex buildings
Posted: Feb 08, 2022 Categories: News

The Programme for Government sets out a number of commitments in respect of the important policy area of building defects and provides for an examination of defects in housing, having regard to the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing report, "Safe as Houses?".

In this context, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, has established a Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing.

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Affordability is key to addressing Ireland's Housing Crisis - Housing Agency CEO Bob Jordan in Council Review
Posted: Feb 03, 2022 Categories: News

The latest issue of Council Review features an article by Bob Jordan, Housing Agency CEO on the importance of housing affordability.

On the 21st of July, the Affordable Housing Act 2021 was signed into law. It is the first standalone affordable housing legislation in Ireland and introduced a variety of measures to make homeownership more affordable for buyers. It also introduced cost-rental, a new form of tenure in Ireland that will provide secure, long-term rental properties at below-market rates.

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Launch of The Housing Agency's Strategy 2022-2024
Posted: Jan 28, 2022 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency’s Statement of Strategy, 2022-2024 was launched yesterday by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD.

The Statement of Strategy outlines how more affordable housing, increasing the supply of social and private homes and addressing social inclusion issues such as homelessness and ageing will be the priorities for the work of The Housing Agency over the next three years.

The Statement of Strategy frames the work of The Housing Agency under three broad themes:

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Minister O’Brien Announces Significant Improvements to ‘Mortgage to Rent’ Scheme
Posted: Jan 24, 2022 Categories: News

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, today announced a number of significant improvements to the ‘Mortgage to Rent’ (MTR) scheme for people who have borrowed from commercial private lending institutions and who are at risk of losing their homes due to mortgage arrears. The changes will result in more people being able to benefit from the scheme, which has been amended to reflect current housing market conditions and most up-to-date research on those in long term mortgage arrears.

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