We have carried out research on a wide range of different aspects of housing. This includes housing for specific groups (travellers, older people and people with a disability), housing tenure (private rented, social and owner occupied) and housing market (supply, demand, place, design). The Housing Agency also carries out an annual survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing developments.

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Supports Guide for Young People
Posted: Sep 13, 2023 Research area: 

The Supports Guide for Young People provide an overview of the supports and services available to young people in Ireland. It was launched in September 2023. For more information and to access the guide please visit this link: Supports Guide for Young People | The Housing Agency

Housing Unlocked - Making it Happen
Posted: Mar 29, 2023 Research area: Design, Supply, Place

In October 2022, the Irish Architectural Foundation and The Housing Agency launched the Housing Unlocked exhibition. Running until mid-February 2023, this exhibition showcased eight innovative ideas to create more and better housing for our communities.
The exhibition garnered significant public and media interest and enthusiasm. Over24,000 people visited the exhibition, and 75 public engagement events were held.

Guide for use of PW-CF2 Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Contractor
Posted: Mar 29, 2023 Research area: Design, Supply

The Housing for All plan makes provision for innovations to improve, support and accelerate delivery of housing. In support of this strategy, the Housing Agency Procurement and Delivery Unit will supply technical services and supports in the area of modern methods of construction.

Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) 2022
Posted: Mar 24, 2023 Research area: Social Housing

The Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2022 brings together information provided by local authorities on households in their functional area that are qualified for social housing support but whose social housing need is not currently being met. It is a point-in-time assessment of the identified need for social housing support across the country.

Multi-Unit Developments & Owners’ Management Companies: A Compilation of Writing from The Housing Agency
Posted: Mar 15, 2023 Research area: Owner Occupied

This compilation brings together in one place writing from the Agency in relation to multi-unit developments and owners’ management companies.

Articles explain the relationships, stakeholders, and systems underpinning apartments, an expanding component of Ireland’s housing stock. 

It is hoped that the material will provide readers with an enhanced understanding of the elements necessary to achieve successful apartment living.

The Housing Agency Annual Report 2021
Posted: Jan 26, 2023 Research area: 
This is the Housing Agency’s Year Annual Report outlining the Agency’s activities and financial performance in the period
Evaluation of Phase 2 of the Dublin City Age Friendly ‘Housing with Support Model’ in Inchicore
Posted: Dec 12, 2022 Research area: Housing For Older People

This report evaluates the second phase of the ‘Housing with Support’ development in Inchicore. Housing with Support is a specialised housing option, primarily for older people, that falls between living independently in the community and living in a nursing home or other form of long-term care. This evaluation examines the successes and barriers in this phase, the reasons why they happened, and the solutions involved.

Residential Satisfaction during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Ireland 2020
Posted: Nov 21, 2022 Research area: Housing Attitudes & Aspirations Series, Demand, Supply, Place

This study is the third in the Housing Agency series National Study of Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland.

Housing Options Guide
Posted: Nov 03, 2022 Research area: 

The Housing Options document is a guide to the housing options that are available through local authorities. It provides information on social housing eligibility, how to apply for social housing support, assessment and social housing provisions. 

The document is an initial source of information. All local authorities have websites where additional and more detailed information can be found on all the options contained in this document.

How to Develop a Housing with Support Scheme for Older People: Framework Toolkit
Posted: Oct 17, 2022 Research area: Housing For Older People

This toolkit has been developed as a mechanism of capturing and sharing the learning arising from the Dublin City Age Friendly Housing with Support project. The overall aim is to provide a guide, particularly for social housing providers (to include local authorities and approved housing bodies (AHB) interested in developing Housing with Support projects for older people. It may also be useful to private developers interested in developing this type of housing.

It incorporates learnings from phase one and phase two of the Housing with Supports project.