The Housing Alliance is a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs): Clúid Housing, Circle Voluntary Housing, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Oaklee Housing, Respond and Tuath Housing.
The Housing Alliance was formed to promote the delivery of social and affordable housing by larger AHBs, to address barriers and challenges to delivery, and to promote strong professional approaches to housing management.
Members work collaboratively on a range of issues, while also retaining their independent status. Most Housing Alliance members are active members of and participants in the Irish Council for Social Housing. All exercise good governance and accountability, filing annual audited Financial Statements with the Companies Registration Office, and are regulated by the Housing Regulator and Charities Commissioner.
To deliver much-needed social housing, the Housing Alliance works in partnership with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government; local authorities; the Housing Agency; a range of funding partners; and the private sector. Collectively, the Alliance is responsible for over 28,000 homes nationwide. Despite Covid restrictions the Housing Alliance members delivered over 3,800 new homes in 2020 and are working on providing more than 12,000 further homes over the next 3 years.
AHBs are not-for-profit organisations that have a social purpose to provide for people’s housing needs by working in close co-operation with the Government, local authorities and relevant agencies. In particular, Housing Alliance members work in partnership with local authorities to support the provision of housing and, in many cases, additional supports.
The Government has recognised that AHBs are central to the meeting of Ireland’s social and affordable housing needs, with Rebuilding Ireland recognising that AHBs will deliver one-third of the 50,000 additional social homes needed by 2021.
Housing Alliance Pre Budget Submission 2021
We are asking candidates and political representatives at all levels of government to:
- Increase & Sustain Capital Investment in social and affordable rental housing
- A National Affordable Rental Scheme
- Reclassification of AHBs.
- New Zero Energy Building Standard
- Involve AHBs in the utilisation of vacant properties across the State
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