News & Events

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

Launch of The Housing Agency's Strategy 2022-2024
Posted: Jan 18, 2022 Categories: News, Events

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:

Launch of the National Housing Strategy  for Disabled People 2022 - 2027
Posted: Jan 12, 2022 Categories: News

New National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 – 2027 launched

  • Strategy clearly sets out Government’s vision for the delivery of housing and related support services for disabled people over the next five years
  • New strategy places a greater emphasis on facilitating independent living and being included in the community
  • Friday 14 January 2021

Croí Cónaithe (Cities) stakeholder notification issued to industry
Posted: Dec 20, 2021 Categories: News

The Housing Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have issued a notification to stakeholders regarding the Croí Cónaithe (Cities) Fund.

Housing Agency welcomes the publication of the Housing First National Implementation Plan 2022 - 2026
Housing Europe launch a new research report on Cost Rental, supported by the Housing Agency's Research Support Programme
Posted: Dec 12, 2021 Categories: News

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.