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Training Needs Analysis (now closed)
Posted: Oct 08, 2021 Categories: News, Events

Please note that The Housing Agency is no longer accepting submissions for the Training Needs Analysis Questionnaire.

Research & Education Supports
Posted: Oct 08, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency currently has a number of housing research and education support opportunities.

Research Support Programme

The call for applications for the 2022 Research Support Programme is now open. Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 23rd September 2022. Please make sure to read all of the documents below before submitting an application.

Webinar: Changes to Part V 2021: An overview for the housing sector
Posted: Sep 22, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland will host a webinar outlining the changes to Part V under the Affordable Housing Act 2021, which came into operation on 3 September.

This 60-minute webinar will take place at 3pm on Monday 11 October.

Click here to register

Paying less for land will provide more affordable housing
Posted: Sep 13, 2021 Categories: News

On Sunday 12 September, The Business Post published a piece by John O'Connor, outgoing CEO of The Housing Agency, on recent changes to Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2020. You can read the piece below.

Paying less for land will provide more affordable housing
John O'Connor

Bob Jordan appointed new CEO of The Housing Agency
Posted: Sep 09, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD has announced the appointment of Bob Jordan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Housing Agency. Mr Jordan will take up the CEO position with The Housing Agency next week.

Part V – Information and Resources
Posted: Sep 03, 2021 Categories: News
Part V page title graphic

Part V refers to Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2021. The purpose of Part V is for the State to capture a portion of the increase in land value resulting from the granting of planning permission for residential development.

The Housing Agency welcomes Housing for All
Posted: Sep 02, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency welcomes the launch by the Government of Housing for All, a new Housing Plan for Ireland.

The plan outlines a commitment to growing housing supply in Ireland to an average of 33,000 homes per year, including a mix of social and affordable homes, cost rental and private purchase and rental. 

Commenting on the plan, John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, said:

Watch back: Multi-Unit Developments Training Webinars
Posted: Aug 19, 2021 Categories: News, Events

In summer 2021 The Housing Agency hosted a series of six free weekly webinars where experts delivered guidance on the governance and management of apartments and multi-unit developments.

The live lunchtime training sessions were of relevance to stakeholders involved with multi-unit developments (MUDs), and particularly to directors of owners' management companies (OMCs).

Recordings of the webinars are now available to view below and on The Housing Agency's YouTube channel.

Housing Education Bursary Scheme 2021
Posted: Aug 03, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency is delighted to launch its Housing Education Bursary Scheme for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Women & Housing Vulnerability 
Posted: Jul 28, 2021 Categories: News, Events

This September The Housing Agency will host the final in a series of webinars on housing vulnerability. Women and Housing Vulnerability will provide an opportunity to hear about policy and practice approaches to housing vulnerability from national and international experts. This event will be of interest to policy makers, academics, housing practitioners and all those working in the housing, local government, justice and equality sectors.