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
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.
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.
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:
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.
The vision for The Housing Agency's Strategy 2022-2024 is to achieve an integrated housing system, meeting the nation’s housing needs and promoting sustainable communities.
Darragh O'Brien, TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage will launch The Housing Agency Strategy 2022-2024 on Thursday the 27th of January at 11:15am online via Zoom. Also contributing to the event:
New National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 – 2027 launched
Friday 14 January 2021
The Housing Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have issued a notification to stakeholders regarding the Croí Cónaithe (Cities) Fund.
The Housing Agency welcomes the publication of the Housing First National Implementation Plan 2022 - 2026.
Housing Europe, a Brussels-based think tank has published a report for the Housing Agency on cost rental case studies in Austria, Denmark and Finland. Each of these three countries has large-scale cost rental social housing schemes. This report outlines how rent setting and financing takes place in each of the three countries.