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Posted: Jan 01, 2015 By: The Housing Agency , Chartered Instituite of Housing in Ireland , John Peake editor Research area:  Social Housing, Supply
Effective Void Management in Ireland: A Good Practice Guide

This good practice report by the Housing Agency and Chartered Institute of Housing (edited by Professor John McPeake), provides guidance on the management of empty social housing. It provides an overview of good  practice in key areas of voids management, illustrated with examples from Ireland and the UK.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2014 By: The Housing Agency Research area:  Social Housing, Supply
Estimate of New Property Requirement for Social Housing

During the preparation of the Social Housing Strategy 2020, the Housing Agency was requested by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to provide an analysis and an estimate of the requirements for additional residential properties to meet the needs of those households qualified for social housing support. The requirement figure of approximately 35,000 was estimated based on the returns by local housing authorities reported in the 2013 Assessment of Social Housing Needs and a number of assumptions.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2013 By: Housing Agency , Department of Housing Planning and Local Government Research area:  Social Housing, Demand
Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2013

This Assessment counts 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 – 7th May 2013.  The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, length of time on the list, etc.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2011 By: David Silke , Conor Farrell , Vanda Clayton Research area:  Social Housing
Good Practice Guidelines: Housing Minority Ethnic Communities, Facilitating Inclusion

These good practice guidelines are intended to be a practical working tool for local authorities to deal with housing issues emerging from increased ethnic diversity.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2011 By: Housing Agency Research area:  Social Housing, Demand
Housing Needs Assessment 2011

This Assessment counts 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 – 31st March 2011.  The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, length of time on the list, etc.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2009 By: Grant Thorton Research area:  Social Housing
Strategic Review of the Capital Funding Schemes for Voluntary and Co-operative Housing September 2009

This report, commissioned by the Centre for Housing Research is a Strategic Review which examines: current policy and provision under the voluntary and co-operative housing investment programme and future policy and direction of the voluntary and co-operative housing investment programme.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2008 By: Jacinta Cunneen Research area:  Social Housing
Tackling anti-social behaviour: international problems, indigenous solutions

This report is an international literature review of what other selected countries are doing to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2006 By: Dermot Coates , Michelle Norris Research area:  Social Housing, Private Rented Sector
Supplementary Welfare Allowance, Rent Supplement: Implications for the Implementation of the Rental Accommodation Scheme

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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Posted: Jan 01, 2006 By: Kasey Treadwell Shine & Michelle Norris Research area:  Social Housing
Good Practice in Housing Management: Guidelines for Local Authorities. Regenerating Estates, Rebuilding Vibrant Communities

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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Posted: Jan 01, 2006 By: Kasey Treadwell Shine , Michelle Norris Research area:  Social Housing
Regenerating Local Authority Housing Estates: Review of Policy and Practice

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. The report concludes that design, housing management and social and economic elements often need to be addressed simultaneously if regeneration projects are to be successful in the long run. Current policy and funding arrangements may inhibit the required multi-dimensional response. The value of giving more emphasis to identifying the sources of problems on estates and responding promptly to prevent their escalation is also stressed. Different approaches to project implementation are examined by way of three case studies.

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