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Our Organisation

Housing Agency

Our Organisation

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

  • Local authorities
  • the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG)    
  • Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs)

We also implement the Pyrite Remediation Scheme and we are the interim regulator of the AHB sector.

The Housing Agency was established under Statutory Instrument SI 264 of 2012under the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971 (designation of Bodies). 

We are a non-departmental body under the aegis of the DHPLG. We work closely with our colleagues in DHPLG 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, Planning and Local Government, 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
  • Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies

Strategic Plan 2019-2021

Vision

To promote the building of sustainable communities

Mission

To promote the supply of housing to meet current and future needs and demand by being a centre of expert knowledge on housing, supporting housing policy development and implementing effective housing programmes in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Values

 

Our Five Strategic Themes

  1. Being a centre of knowledge on housing
  2. Optimising supply and utilisation of housing
  3. Understanding housing demand and affordability
  4. Realising results through our people
  5. Meeting governance and service commitments

 

How we are Managed

We are governed by a Board appointed by the Minister of Housing, Planning & Local Government, 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

Tony O Brien

Tony O’Brien

Management Consultant

Fiona Lawless

Fiona Lawless

Head of Finance, Meath County Council

Donal McManus

Donal McManus

CEO, Irish Council for Social Housing

Mary Hurley

Mary Hurley

Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Conn Murray

Conn Murray

Chief Executive, Limerick City and County Council

John O' Connor

John O' Connor

Chief Executive Officer, Housing Agency

John Burke

John Burke

Principal Officer, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform