The Housing Agency is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Housing Agency Essay Prize competition. This prize is awarded to the most original student essay submitted for assessment as part of the Institute of Public Administration’s Professional Diploma in Housing Studies. This year’s winner is:
Marcus Campbell, for his essay ‘A Right to Decorate: An Uncouched Defence of the Private Rental as Home’.
In addition, there were two runner-up prizes awarded. These were:
Fiona Dunkin, for her essay ‘Building our Future: The Impact of Housing Tenure on the Emotional Wellbeing of Children in Ireland’
Rachel Lowe, for her essay ‘Affordable Housing for Ireland: Affordability Issues, Scheme Options, Policy Pathways’.
The Housing Agency would like to congratulate the winner and the runners-up on the quality of their essays, the originality of their research, and their engagement with public policy. It is anticipated that the winning entry will be published on The Housing Agency’s website in early 2021.
The Housing Agency is committed to supporting the education, training, and development of Ireland’s housing practitioners. For more information on the education and training options available for housing practitioners, please see housingtraining.ie. Information about the Institute of Public Administration’s Professional Diploma in Housing Studies, as well as other courses relevant to housing practitioners, can be found here and here.