Our Organisation

Housing Agency

Our Organisation

The Housing Agency is a government agency with a focus on supporting:

  • Local authorities,
  • the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and   
  • Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs).

We also implement the Pyrite Remediation Scheme. 

The Housing Agency was established under Statutory Instrument SI 264 of 2012, and Statutory Instrument SI 265 of 2012, under the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971 (as amended).

We are a non-commercial state agency under the aegis of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. We work closely with our colleagues in the Department to ensure and support the delivery of ministerial policy objectives. We are subject to the Code of Practice for the Governance of State- Sponsored Bodies and the Public Spending Code. We work to act in a fully accountable and transparent way.

Our Functions

Our primary function is to provide the services for, and on behalf of, the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and each local authority in the performance of their functions under the Housing Acts. These services include:

  • Housing Research and Analysis
  • Housing Supply Supports and Advice
  • Local Authority Services
  • Approved Housing Body Services
  • Mortgage Supports
  • Acquisitions Programme
  • Housing Projects and Procurement Services
  • Pyrite Remediation

Strategic Plan 2022-2024

Vision

To achieve an integrated housing system, meeting the nation’s housing needs and promoting sustainable communities.

Purpose

The Agency’s purpose is to provide expertise and solutions to help deliver sustainable communities throughout Ireland.

  1. Supporting stakeholders with evidence-informed insights and data to develop a sustainable Irish housing system.
  2. Enabling supply and demand solutions throughout the housing system.
  3. Ensuring the Agency and its stakeholders have the capacity and agility to respond effectively to challenges in the housing system.

Values

The values of the Agency set the standard for the way we work with colleagues and stakeholders. In this strategic period, we will continue to embed our values throughout the organisation to guide and inform everything we do. We have placed people at the centre of everything we do to highlight the importance of our staff, our stakeholders, and the people we are working to support with housing needs.

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Our Three Strategic Themes

  1. Being a Centre for Housing Knowledge
  2. Bridging Housing Supply and Demand
  3. Building Capacity for Housing

How we are Managed

We are governed by a Board appointed by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, which is responsible for ensuring we carry out our functions effectively and comply with statutory requirements. The Board is responsible for shaping our priorities, providing strategic leadership and overseeing the implementation of our functions. The Board has established an Audit and Risk Committee to oversee the key areas of financial and risk management.

The Board

Michael Carey

Michael Carey

Chairman

Bob Jordan

Bob Jordan

Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency

Fiona Lawless

Fiona Lawless

Head of Finance, Meath County Council

Aine Stapleton

Aine Stapleton

Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Dervla Tierney

Dervla Tierney

Independent Non-Executive Director

Eileen Gleeson

Eileen Gleeson

Former Director, The Dublin Region Homeless Executive

David Duffy

David Duffy

Director at Property Industry Ireland

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Chief Executive Officer, Mayo County Council

Niamh Callaghan

Niamh Callaghan

Department of Public Expenditure NDP Delivery and Reform

Eadaoin Ni Chleirigh

Eadaoin Ni Chleirigh

Director of Development Operations, Irish Council for Social Housing.

Carol Tancock

Carol Tancock

Independent Non-Executive Director

Senior Management Team 

Bob Jordan

Bob Jordan

Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency

Sinead Dunne

Sinead Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

David Silke

David Silke

Director of Insights & Operations

Claire Feeney

Claire Feeney

Director of Services & Inclusion

Jim Baneham

Jim Baneham

Director of Delivery & Innovation