The Housing Agency were asked to speak at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' (NAHRO) conference in September 2022. To discuss the topic of the impact of Covid-19 on housing in Ireland, we prepared a video.
This video provides insights from Bob Jordan, CEO, Rob Lowth, National Director for Housing First and Julie Davis, Local Authority Services Team. They discuss the housing measures that were introduced to help support people during the pandemic such as the eviction band and rent freeze. Bob Jordan also covers the supports that have been maintained and the important work carried out in Ireland to support homeless people during the pandemic. Julie Davis discusses how stakeholders worked together to deliver the new National Housing Strategy for Disabled People. Finally, Rob Lowth outlines how Housing First programmes continued to provide important supports and services to some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society during this time.