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ICSH Housing Finance Conference – Financing for Delivery & Management – 20th and 21st October

The ICSH Housing Finance Conference, backed by AIB, took place in the Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny on 20-21 October 2016.

Presentations from the conference can now be downloaded below:

Landscape for Delivery & Value for Money
  • Kieran McQuinn, ESRI
  • John O’Connor, Housing Agnecy
  • Denis Ryan, OFfice of Government Procurement
Lending for Delivery
New Build / Models of Delivery & The Wider Impact
Taking Stock – Sustainable Asset Management
  • Pat McGovern, McGovern O’Brien Building Surveyors
  • Anne O’Meara, Circle Voluntary Housing Association
  • Wayne Gethings, The Wrekin Housing Trust
  • Kevin Burke, Respond! Housing Association
Supported Housing Delivery
  • Alison Ryan, HSE
  • Turlough O’Brien, Tinteán Housing Association
  • Councillor Nick Killian, Meath County Council
Regulation – Enabling Delivery
  • Brian Nevin, Housing Agency Regulation Office
  • Jason Murphy, Centrus

           Commentary from Housing Associations

  • Cathal Callan, Clúid Housing Association
  • Gerry Wycherley, Galtan Limited
  • Lesley Jones, Grantstown Voluntary Housing Association
Innovative Housing Delivery – Financing Regeneration & Stock Transfer

The ICSH Housing Finance Conference has firmly established itself as the leading finance focused event for housing practitioners. Since its establishment in 2008, the event has grown from strength to strength and has been to the forefront in addressing the significant changes in the financial operating environment for housing associations.
This year the Conference explored the provisions within the Government’s recently published Action Plan, ‘Rebuilding Ireland’, and addressed and linked the Financing, Delivery and Management challenges in meeting expectation and ambition towards a more appropriate housing supply. In fulfilling delivery requirements, the Conference explored the financial rightsizing of the sector, looking at new state funding investment, loan finance mechanisms — including lender requirements — while also addressing innovative strategic funding options to address off balance sheet requirements. With high delivery expectations, the conference linked financial arrangements to explore a range of delivery options to accelerate provision with key stakeholder perspectives from both the public and private sector on potential collaborative and supportive delivery arrangements, and the need to deliver value for money. The conference explored housing management practices in meeting special needs accommodation provision, and also asset management requirements from regulatory and operational perspectives, drawing on good practice and experiences from Ireland and abroad. 

ICSH Member Video Showcase

A number of videos specially commissioned by ICSH were showcased at the conference. The videos profile the work of some of our member organisations.

Irish Council for Social Housing Member Profile: Oaklee Housing 

Irish Council for Social Housing Member Profile: North & East Housing Association

Irish Council for Social Housing Member Profile: Clúid Housing

Irish Council for Social Housing Member Profile: Respond Housing Association

Irish Council for Social Housing Member Profile: Túath Housing Association