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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.

If you are looking for something in particular or if there is a knowledge gap in terms of a specific area, where you think there is a need for research, please get in touch email: info@housingagency.ie

Our quarterly newsletter gathers together useful information for housing practitioners. You can subscribe to the quarterly newsletter at this link

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.

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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.

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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.

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Policy Insights Series Issue 2- Developing a Tenant Engagement Culture and Structure: The Case of Circle VHA
Posted: Sep 06, 2022 Research area: 

The Housing Agency Housing Insight Series aims to disseminate good practice in housing and innovative solutions among housing practitioners in Ireland. Issues are published quarterly and provide a case study of effective, practical implementation of a piece of housing policy or practice. The resulting short paper is intended to provide a knowledge base and provide ideas to others in the sector, building the overall capacity of the sector. The Housing Agency sources case-studies from our staff, The Housing Agency panels, housing practitioners and stakeholders.

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Opening Statement: Bob Jordan, Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Bill 2022
Posted: Jul 06, 2022 Research area: 

On Thursday 23rd June, The Housing Agency was asked to attend the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing to discuss  the Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Bill 2022. The Housing Agency's CEO, Bob Jordan was joined by Peadar Espey, The Housing Agency’s Programme Manager for the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme for the committee session. 

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Policy Insights Series: Issue 1 - Homelessness in the South-East Region
Posted: May 13, 2022 Research area: 

The Housing Agency Housing Insight Series aims to disseminate good practice in housing and innovative solutions among housing practitioners in Ireland. Issues are published quarterly and provide a case study of effective, practical implementation of a piece of housing policy or practice. The resulting short paper is intended to provide a knowledge base and provide ideas to others in the sector, building the overall capacity of the sector. The Housing Agency sources case-studies from our staff, The Housing Agency panels, housing practioners and stakeholders.

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The Housed Homeless: The role of housing policy in supporting victims of  Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Posted: May 13, 2022 Research area: 

The Housed Homeless: The role of housing in supporting victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

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Opening Statement: Bob Jordan - Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage Social & Affordable Housing – Financing and Funding
Posted: Apr 13, 2022 Research area: Social Housing

On Tuesday 22nd March, the Housing Agency was asked to attend the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing to discuss our role in the funding & financing of Social & Affordable Housing. In particular, the Housing Agency discussed its direct roles in funding and financing - providing Cost Rental Equity Loans (CREL) to Approved Housing Bodies and managing the Housing Agency's Acquisition Fund.

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Social Housing  in Mixed Tenure Communities
Posted: Mar 30, 2022 Research area: Social Housing, Design, Supply, Place

A report being launched today (31st March), commissioned by the Housing Agency and the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) and carried out by Professor Michelle Norris and Dr.

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Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) 2021 Released
Posted: Mar 30, 2022 Research area: Social Housing

Social Housing Lists Cut By a Third

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