19th December 2023 – The Housing Alliance, the collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has delivered 5,325 new build homes in 2023, ahead of its original targets for the year. The Alliance also expects to deliver 5,022 new homes in 2024.
The 5,325 homes delivered by the Housing Alliance represents approximately 18.3% of the Government’s target of 29,000 completions in 2023. The organisation had previously set a target of 5,000 completions in 2023.
The number of homes built in 2023 marks a substantial increase in delivery by Housing Alliance members, who delivered 4,284 homes in 2022. The six AHBs – Clúid Housing, Circle Voluntary Housing, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Oaklee Housing, Respond and Tuath Housing – are now well on the way to exceeding the Approved Housing Body (AHB) target of 12,000 new social and affordable homes delivered between 2022-24, and 1,500 new cost rental homes up to 2025.
John Hannigan, Chair of the Housing Alliance, said; ‘’Today’s figures show that Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) are incredibly efficient at delivering social and affordable housing at scale. All of our members have been highly motivated and highly ambitious in our efforts to tackle the housing crisis and meet challenges head on. The AHB sector could deliver many more homes if additional funding was made available. It is critical that AHBs need are part of the discussions when it comes to housing delivery. They have an exceptional record in delivering social and cost rental homes across the country and have been working with Government and local authorities to great success. Housing Alliance members already manage 30,000 homes.’’