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Our representations to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) has led to the establishment of a Voluntary and Co-operative Housing Unit in that department which is dedicated to supporting and developing the voluntary housing sector as an important player in social housing in Ireland.

The ICSH represents its members through its active participation on key housing initiatives:

  • Dublin Social Housing Taskforce
  • Galway Social Housing Taskforce
  • Cork Social Housing Taskforce
  • Cork City and County AHB/Local Authority Forum
  • AHB Pillar 2 Working Group
  • AHB Services Unit Forum
  • Housing for Older People Steering Group
  • Advisory Committee to new Multi Supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of Architect Led Design Team Services for the Provision of Social & Affordable Residential Developments
  • Steering Group for the Dublin City Festival of Public Housing
  • Dublin City Council Strategic Housing Policy Committee
  • Dublin City Council Disability Steering Group
  • Dublin City Council Housing with Care Steering Group
  • Residential Tenancies Board Legislation, Practice & Procedures Committee
  • Residential tenancies Board Stakeholders Group
  • FEANTSA Housing Working Group
  • Housing Europe
  • Dublin Regional Homeless Executive
  • Housing Agency Board
  • Interim Regulation Committee
  • Housing Training Network
  • HSE CHO7 Community Living Implementation Group
  • Community and Voluntary Pillar
  • Housing Subgroup of the National Housing Strategy for People with Disabilities
  • State of Ireland Advisory Group
  • Age Friendly NGO Forum

At present, non-profit voluntary and co-operative housing associations all over Ireland deliver a flexible, high quality service, often with related housing services and the ICSH will continue to support this important sector of housing on behalf its members.