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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Regenerating Local Authority Housing Estates: Review of Policy and Practice
Posted: Jan 01, 2006 Research area: Social Housing
This Policy Discussion Paper by the Centre for Housing Research draws on international literature on regeneration, which points to the need for much regeneration work to be multi-faceted.
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Good Practice Guidelines: Training and Information for Tenants
Posted: Jan 01, 2004 Research area: Social Housing
This Good Practice Guide, commissioned by the Housing Unit, is aimed at local authorities and is intended to be a practical working tool for local authority housing managers and outlines the steps involved in achieving good practice in the provision of training and information for tenants.
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Good Practice Guidelines: Preventing and Combating Anti-Social Behaviour
Posted: Jan 01, 2003 Research area: Social Housing
These good practice guidelines were produced by the Housing Unit, in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the City and County Managers Association. They are targeted at local authorities and are intended to be a practical working tool for local authority housing managers in preventing and combatting anti-social behaviour.
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Good Practice Guidelines: Housing Refugees
Posted: Jan 01, 2003 Research area: Social Housing
These good practice guidelines were produced by the Housing Unit, in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the City and County Managers Association. They are targeted at local authorities and are intended to be a practical working tool for local authority housing managers in the issue of housing refugees.
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