News & Events

Watch back: Key Issues in Tackling Homelessness
Posted: Jun 25, 2021 Categories: News, Events

On Thursday, 24 June The Housing Agency hosted 'Key Issues in Tackling Homelessness,' the first in a series of webinars on housing vulnerability. The webinar provided an opportunity to hear about policy and practice approaches to housing vulnerability from national and international experts.

Launch of
Posted: Jun 22, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency, Age Friendly Ireland and The Departments of Health and Housing, Local Government and Heritage have launched, a new website providing resources, guidance and information on housing for our ageing population.

On you will find information on new and existing homes, grants and funding, healthcare, design information, technology, public realm, regulations, policy and research.

New guide highlights 10 considerations for directors involved in ownership and management of residential estates
Posted: May 19, 2021 Categories: News

A new guide published today by The Housing Agency and Chartered Accountants Ireland identifies ten considerations for directors of the bodies that manage the shared spaces and services of multi-unit developments such as apartments and housing estates.

Read Owners’ Management Companies – A Concise Guide for Directors here.

Launch of New Guide for Owners’ Management Companies
Posted: May 10, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The Housing Agency and Chartered Accountants Ireland will launch Owners’ Management Companies - A Concise Guide for Directors at a webinar at 1pm on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

An increasing number of people in Ireland live in apartment developments and managed estates. Between 2002 and 2016 the number of apartments in Ireland rose by 85%. In 2019 planning permissions in Ireland for apartments exceeded those for houses for the first time.

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency
Posted: May 05, 2021 Categories: News, Vacancies

The Housing Agency is a key Government body, playing a crucial role in addressing Ireland’s current housing challenges and promoting the building of sustainable communities. By working closely with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Local Authorities, Approved Housing Bodies, and other key stakeholders in the housing sector, The Housing Agency acts as a centre of knowledge on housing issues, optimising the delivery and utilisation of housing and housing services, and understanding and responding to issues of housing demand and affordability.

Event: Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland
Posted: Apr 16, 2021 Categories: News, Events
Community-Led Housing is a ground-up approach which enables people to pool their assets and collective resources to create homes and communities which meet their needs in a sustainable manner. This webinar will launch the publication 'Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland'.
MUD Act: bringing home owners together for the common good
Posted: Apr 13, 2021 Categories: News
On Sunday 11 April, The Business Post published a piece by David Rouse, Multi-Unit Developments Adviser with The Housing Agency, marking ten years of the Multi-Unit Developments Act. Views expressed are those of the author.
Event: Shaping Investment Pathways to Deliver Affordable Housing
Posted: Apr 07, 2021 Categories: News, Events

The #Housing2030 initiative partners – Housing Europe, UNECE and UN-Habitat – are proud to present the fourth and final in a series of thematic conferences: “Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing”. This event is presented in association with The Housing Agency.

The Housing Agency welcomes reduction in number of households on social housing waiting list
Posted: Mar 09, 2021 Categories: News

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 Persons with Disabilities 2022-2027: Have Your Say
Posted: Mar 05, 2021 Categories: News

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.