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Latest Publications

Thinking Ahead: Independent and Supported Housing Models for an Ageing Population

 

National Survey of Irish Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland

Report 1 - Drivers of Residential Satisfaction and Aspirations in Ireland 

Report 2 - Irish Residential Satisfaction

 

Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2018

Comparison of Residential Construction Costs in Ireland to other European Countries

Design for Mental Health

Housing with Support Summary

Housing with Support Framework - Toolkit

Housing with Support Model

National Statement of Housing Supply and Demand and Outlook of 2017-2018

Housing Supply Requirements in Ireland Urban Settlements 2016-2020

Note on Housing Supply Requirements

Summary of Housing Assessments 2017

Independent Review of Traveller Specific Accommodation 

Quality Apartments and Urban Housing

 

Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2018

The purpose of the Assessment is to count the total number of households qualified for social housing support to inform policy and plan for the right types of housing support.  It brings together information provided by local authorities about the numbers of households assessed as qualified for housing support on a prescribed date – 11th June 2018. 

The headline figure from the Assessment is ‘net need’ – that is the number of households qualifying for social housing support whose social housing need is not being met.  The net need figure from this Assessment is 71,858 households – this is a 16.2% decrease on the last count, undertaken in June 2017.

The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, source of income, length of time on the list, etc.

Report on the Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2018 HERE

Click HERE to see the headline figures for SSHA 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

Please see Minister Murphy's and English's full statement HERE

 

 

 

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Dublin Age Friendly Housing with Support Model  

Ardmhéara / Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha/ Minister for Housing and Urban Development Government Damien English TD helped launched a new report on age friendly housing in the capital today (Friday 4th). The Housing Agency managed the evaluation of gthe first phase of the project. The report contains the results of an evaluation of the first phase of the Inchicore Housing with Support Demonstration prototype.  The overall aim of this housing project is to develop a new model of housing for older people where care, support and community dimensions are provided onsite, integrated into the community and designed with older people at the centre. Housing with Support provides an alternative option of housing for older people that falls somewhere between living independently in the community and living in a nursing home or other form of long-term care.

Housing with Support Summary

Housing with Support Framework - Toolkit

Housing with Support Model

 

April 2018

Housing Agency publishes Comparison of Residential Construction Costs  

in Ireland to other European Countries     

 

Rebuilding Ireland sets out an objective of benchmarking housing delivery input costs in Ireland. In parallel with a delivery costs and viability study carried out by an expert group chaired by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Housing Agency undertook a complementary study to examine residential construction costs in Ireland compared to a range of comparable European countries. 

 

The comparable countries included in the Agency’s study are: United Kingdom (UK), Germany, the Netherlands, and France. These countries were selected because they have comparable climatic conditions, economic characteristics and construction labour costs to Ireland.   

 

 

 

 

January 2018

Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2017

The purpose of the Assessment is to count the total number of households qualified for social housing support to inform policy and plan for the right types of housing support.  It brings together information provided by local authorities about the numbers of households assessed as qualified for housing support on a prescribed date – 28th June 2017. 

The headline figure from the Assessment is ‘net need’ – that is the number of households qualifying for social housing support whose social housing need is not being met.  The net need figure from this Assessment is 85,799 households – this is a 6.3% decrease on the last count, undertaken in September 2016.

The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, source of income, length of time on the list, etc.

Report on the Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2017 HERE

Click HERE to see the the headline figures for SSHA 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Please see Minister English's full statement HERE

 

 

 

 

November 2017

Ireland 2040 Public Consultation - Housing Agency submission

The Housing Agency welcomes the National Planning Framework (NPF) and believes that the NPF can provide a vision and framework for the implementation of sustainable planning policy in the coming years and that it has a positive role to play in how we address our current housing crisis.

This submission by the Housing Agency sets out the Agency’s suggestions on the draft National Planning Framework (NPF) from a housing and housing related perspective. It follows on from the original submission on relevant planning issues for the NPF made by the Housing Agency in March 2017.

The submission is in four parts:

1. General recommendations including recommendations relating to some of the key points made in the Introduction to the NPF, Ireland 2040 - Overview and Key Messages;  

2. Housing related recommendations.

3. Summary of recommendations.

4. Further contact/information.

Please click here to see full submission

 

 

Independent Review of funding for Traveller - specific accomodation and implementation of Traveller Accommodation Programmes

The current programme for government highlights the need for an assessment of the TAPs and this commitment was included in Rebuilding Ireland under action 2.23 of the plan. The core objective of the review was to provide comprehensive answers to key questions regarding the scale of delivery across the country and the extent to which the homes provided met the identified needs of Travellers.

Please click here to see full report.

 

 

 

October 2017

Expression of Interest

New Mortgage to Rent Scheme

Long Term Lease Arrangements

The Housing Agency is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified participants interested in entering into long term lease arrangements with local authorities for the provision of accommodation to eligible households under the Mortgage to Rent Scheme.

The proposed new Mortgage to Rent Pilot Scheme comprises:

  • an eligible borrower(s) with an unsustainable mortgage voluntarily surrendering their property to their lender,
  • their lender selling the property to the participant,
  • the participant then leasing that property to the local authority on a long-term basis thus enabling the borrower(s) to remain in the property as a social housing tenant(s),
  • the local authority becoming the landlord to the tenant(s), and
  • the participant providing the ancillary management and maintenance services for the property.

The Request for Expressions of Interest is available on the Housing Agency’s website www.housingagency.ie.  The closing date for receipt of EOI submissions is 5pm on the 21st December 2017.

 

Request for Expression of Interest Pilot Mortgage to Rent Scheme

Annex 3 to Annex 6 of EOI Pilot Mortgage to Rent Scheme EOI Pilot Mortgage to Rent Scheme

 

 

 

April 2017

Housing Agency Submission on the National Planning Framework 2040

The Housing Agency issued a submission through the National Planning Framework consultation process.

Housing Agency Submission on the National Planning Framework

 

 

February 2017

The National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018.

                                                                          

The Housing Agency launched the second edition of the National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand on 7th February 2017, in Dublin Castle. This brings together up to date information on housing trends for 2015 and 2016 while looks ahead to future demand.  The Housing Supply Requirements in Ireland Urbans Settlements 2016-2020 was also launced.

National Statement of Housing Supply and Demand and Outlook of 2017-2018

Housing Supply Requirements in Ireland Urban Settlements 2016-2020

Note on Housing Supply Requirements

 

 

December 2016

Summary of Social Housing Assessment 2016

The purpose of the Assessment is to count the total number of households qualified for social housing support to inform policy and plan for the right types of housing support.  It brings together information provided by local authorities about the numbers of households assessed as qualified for housing support on a prescribed date - 21 September 2016. 

The headline figure from the Assessment is ‘net need’ – that is the number of households qualifying for social housing support whose social housing need is not being met.  The net need figure from this Assessment is 91,600 households – this is a 1.9% increase on the last count, undertaken in 2013.

The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, source of income, length of time on the list, etc.

Report on Summary of Social Housing Needs Assessment 2016 HERE

Frequently Asked Questions HERE

 

December 2016

Design for Mental Health – HOUSING DESIGN GUIDELINES

This design guide offers design solutions to help those who support people with enduring mental health conditions to overcome difficulties and facilitate independent living in the community.  

The Design for Metal Health - Houing Design Guidelines is available here

 

October 2016

Housing For Older People Thinking Ahead Report

Commissioned by the Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange and the Housing Agency

The report is available from here

 

May 2016

Submissions to the Oireachtas on Housing and Homelessness Committee

  • Housing and Homelessness Committee submission here.

  • Vacant Homes Paper here.

  • Review of the Mortgage to Rent Scheme here.

 

April 2016
 

Workshop on Design Standards for Apartments - Feedback Report

The report is available from here.



January 2016

Social Housing Output in 2015

The report is available from here


October 2015

Effective Void Management in Ireland - A Good Practice Guide 

The guide is available from here


September 2015

Family Experiences of Pathways into Homelessness: The Families’ Perspective. A Report by Dr. Kathy Walsh and Brian Harvey.

The full report is available from here: Download. 

September 2015

Updated Mortgage to Rent Guide

Updated September 2, 2015 Full Report: Downloa

July 2015

The National Statement on Housing Supply and Demand 2014 and Outlook 2015-2017

The National Statement Full Report: Download

The Regulation Office Annual Report 2014 & Financial Standard and Assessment Framework

The Regulation Office Annual Report 2014: Download

The Financial Stanrds and Assessment Framework: Download
 

 

June 2015

Housing Agency Newsletter

The June editions of the Housing Agency Newsletter are below:

June Issue 1

June Issue 2

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, please email communications@housing.ie

 

May 2015

Housing Agency Newsletter

The May editions of the Housing Agency Newsletter are below:

May Issue 1

May Issue 2

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, please email communications@housing.ie

 

23rd October 2014

PRTB 10th Anniversary Conference

'Rent Stability in the Private Rental Sector’ is the first of two studies on the private rental market. The report was prepared for the Housing agency on behalf of the Private Residential Tenancies Board. The report addresses areas such as rent stability, rent supplements, taxation, and rent regulation.

Future of the Private Rented Sector: Download

Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector: Download

 

4th April 2014

Future of Housing Supply Requirements report 2014 - 2018

 A new report published today by the Government's advisory body on housing, the Housing Agency, has projected the level of housing needed across the Republic in the next five years.

Press Release Download

Report on Future of Housing Supply Requirements 2014 - 2018 Download

Housing Supply Requirements in Ireland's Urban Settlements 2014-2018 Table  Download