Useful Housing Links

Ireland

Housing Agency -www.housing.ie
A government agency that supports local authorities, housing bodies and Department of Environment in their housing functions.

 Department of Environment, Community and Local Government-http://www.environ.ie/en/DevelopmentHousing/Housing/
The department responsible for the preparation of housing legislation and the formulation and implementation of housing policy.

 The Irish Council for Social Housing- http://www.icsh.ie/
Promotes the development of a range of social housing services.

Threshold: The National Housing Charity- http://www.threshold.ie/
Aims to secure right to housing through provision of advice and advocacy services and campaigning for the delivery of suitable housing.

Simon Community- http://www.simon.ie/
Provides support, care and accommodation for homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

 Private Residential Tenancies Board- http://www.prtb.ie/
It provides policy advice to government on the private rented sector and resolves disputes between landlords and tenants.

National Economic and Social Councilhttp://www.nesc.ie/
Provides reports on strategic issues for Ireland’s economic and social development.

Focus Irelandhttp://www.focusireland.ie/
Provides advice and support to the homeless or those at risk.

 Housing Finance Agency- http://www.hfa.ie/hfa/Live/Release/WebSite/HomePage/index.html
Provides loan finance to local authorities and voluntary housing bodies for housing purposes.

European:

European Network for Housing Research- http://www.enhr.net/
Platform for institutions and individuals engaged in housing research.

CECODHAS Housing Europe- http://www.housingeurope.eu/
A network of 41 national and regional federations that manage over 25million homes, about 12% of existing dwellings in the EU.

 European Housing Network- http://www.eurhonet.eu/
It is a network of about 31 public and social housing companies from England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands.

FEANTSA- http://www.feantsa.org/
An NGO that prevents and alleviates poverty and social exclusion of homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless.

 Housing Rights Watch- http://www.housingrightswatch.org/
A European network of interdisciplinary group of associations, lawyers and academics who are committed to promoting the right to housing for all.

 Housing Rights Service- http://www.housingrights.org.uk/
Helps people of Northern Ireland to deal with housing issues.

International

 Habitat International Coalition- http://www.hlrn.org/
A global network for the right to habitat and social justice.

 ESCR-Net- http://www.escr-net.org/index.php
Seeks to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights through working with activists and organisations.

 National Economic & Social Rights Initiative- http://www.nesri.org/
Works with communities to build a broad movement for economic and social rights including housing.