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ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference 2019

Social Housing 2019 – Innovation, Delivery & Sustainability

The 2019 ICSH National Social Housing Conference was held from October 10-11th in Wexford, yet again bringing together key players in the housing sector from approved housing bodies, local authorities, statutory bodies, government departments, private bodies, the health services and the wider voluntary sector.  Almost 350 delegates attended the two day event which explored initiatives on the themes of innovation, delivery and sustainability that have been successful, how they can be replicated and mainstreamed as well as other measures and solutions that are needed to increase delivery and services to tenants. Speakers from Ireland, the EU and the US assisted in learning what we can use in our own organisations, from the public, non-profit or private sector.

Theh full conference brochure is available here: Social Housing 2019 – Innovation, Delivery & Sustainability and conference presentations can be downloaded below: 

Oct 10th 10-11.15am

Innovation & Affordability in Housing

David Duffy, Property Industry Ireland

Bronagh D’Arcy, Túath Housing

Paul Kelly, AIB

Oct 10th 11.45am – 1pm

New Housing Landscapes

Chrystal Kornegay, MassHousing, Boston

Sébastien Garnier, Housing Europe

Brian O’Gorman / Fiona Cormican, Clúid Housing

Oct 10th 2-3.15pm

Sustainability in Housing

Ron van Erck, Energiesprong

Paddy Phelan, 3CEA

Pat Barry, Irish Green Building Council

Oct 10th 3.45-5pm

Parallel Session 1: Innovating for Better Housing Management

John Hannigan, Circle Voluntary Housing Association

Seamus de Faoite, Cork County Council

Seán Moynihan, Alone

Oct 10th 3.45-5pm

Parallel Session 2: A Housing First Approach to Homelessness

Bob Jordan, National Director of Housing First

Liz Pena, Peter McVerry Trust

Robert Corley, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Oct 10th 3.45-5pm

Parallel  3: Sustaining AHBs into the Future – Strategy and Managing Risk

Susanna Lyons, Housing Agency Regulation Office

Rory Guinness, The Iveagh Trust

Greg Campbell, Campbell Tickell

Oct 10th 3.45-5pm

Parallel 4: Homes for Life

Frans Sengers, Homes4Life

Colette Ryan, Carebright

Tony Cunningham, Irish Wheelchair Association

Oct 11th 9.30-11am

Strategic Direction for the Rental Sector

Paul Lemass, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government

Dr. Padraic Kenna, NUIG

Rosalind Carroll, Residential Tenancies Board

Dr. Rory Hearne, Maynooth University

Oct 11th 11.30am – 1pm

Regeneration, Revitalisation & Building Neighbourhoods

Egbert de Vries, Amsterdam Federation of Social Housing Associations

John Coleman, Land Development Agency

Vincent Keenan / Brendan McGinley, North & East Housing Associations

Conn Murray, Former CEO of Limerick City & County Council

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Parallel 4: Homes for Life