Skip to main content

Publications

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

Poverty Impact Assessment of The Way Home: A Strategy to Address Adult Homelessness in Ireland 2008 – 2013
Posted: Jan 01, 2008 Research area: Demand
This Poverty Impact Assessment was carried out by the Centre for Housing Research. For the poverty impact assessment process, over 550 stakeholders were invited to attend one of two consultation events where they had the opportunity to comment on a draft summary of the proposed strategy.
READ MORE
Tackling anti-social behaviour: international problems, indigenous solutions
Posted: Jan 01, 2008 Research area: Social Housing
This report was completed as part of the postgraduate research grants scheme ran by the Centre for Housing Research. It provides an an international literature review of what other selected countries are doing to tackle anti-social behaviour.
READ MORE
Analysis of Determination orders and disputes referred to the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) 2005 & 2006
Posted: Jan 01, 2008 Research area: Private Rented Sector
This report was produced by the Housing Agency on behalf of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB). It reviews and analyses the Determination Orders issued by the PRTB on foot of the decisions made by the adjudications and Tenancy Tribunals during 2005 and 2006.
READ MORE
Supporting Low-income Homebuyers in Ireland, 1990–2003:
Posted: Jan 01, 2007 Research area: Owner Occupied
This study, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and carried out by the Centre for Housing Research examines the effectiveness of low-income home ownership schemes over the period 1990–2003 and to make recommendations for any necessary improvements.
READ MORE
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Relation to Deposit Retention
Posted: Jan 01, 2007 Research area: Private Rented Sector
This report was produced for the Centre for Housing Research on behalf of the Private Residential Tenancies Board. It provides a literature review which examines rent deposit retention initiatives in selected countries.
READ MORE
Third Party Complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Private Residential Tenancy Sector
Posted: Jan 01, 2007 Research area: Private Rented Sector
This report was produced for the Housing Agency on behalf of the Private Residential Tenancies Board. It explores the ways that other countries deal with third party anti-social behaviour disputes in the private rented sector, with a view to informing the RTB's work in this area.
READ MORE
Good Practice in Housing Management: Guidelines for Local Authorities.  Standards in the Private Rented Sector: Strategic Planning, Effective Enforcement
Posted: Jan 01, 2007 Research area: Private Rented Sector
This Policy Discussion Paper by the Centre for Housing Research presents good practice guidelines to assist housing authorities in their functions relating to the private rented sector with a view to achieving increased effectiveness, including more strategic and proactive approaches to enforcement. These Good Practice Guidelines are intended to be a practical tool for local authorities. The Guidelines offer checklists, ideas, practical solutions and possible approaches.
READ MORE
Promoting Improved Standards in the Private Rented Sector: Review of Policy and Practice
Posted: Jan 01, 2007 Research area: Private Rented Sector
This Policy Discussion Paper by the Centre for Housing Research reviews policy and practice in relation to the monitoring and enforcement of standards in the private rented sector by the local authorities. It aims to help inform the development of policy and practice in this area. It reviews current approaches throughout this country, draws on domestic and international research evidence and makes suggestions for improvement.
READ MORE
Supplementary Welfare Allowance, Rent Supplement: Implications for the Implementation of the Rental Accommodation Scheme
Posted: Jan 01, 2006 Research area: Social Housing, Private Rented Sector
This study of rent supplementation was commissioned by the Centre for Housing Research and Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to inform the implementation of the new Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS).
READ MORE
Good Practice in Housing Management: Guidelines for Local Authorities. Regenerating Estates, Rebuilding Vibrant Communities
Posted: Jan 01, 2006 Research area: Social Housing
The Centre for Housing Research commissioned these Good Practice Guidelines on Estate Regeneration. They and were prepared in response to the growing recognition of the important role that good quality environments play in improving the quality of life of local authority tenants.
READ MORE