Useful Housing Links


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

 Department of Environment, Community and Local Government-
The department responsible for the preparation of housing legislation and the formulation and implementation of housing policy.

 The Irish Council for Social Housing-
Promotes the development of a range of social housing services.

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

Simon Community-
Provides support, care and accommodation for homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

 Private Residential Tenancies Board-
It provides policy advice to government on the private rented sector and resolves disputes between landlords and tenants.

National Economic and Social Council
Provides reports on strategic issues for Ireland’s economic and social development.

Focus Ireland
Provides advice and support to the homeless or those at risk.

 Housing Finance Agency-
Provides loan finance to local authorities and voluntary housing bodies for housing purposes.


European Network for Housing Research-
Platform for institutions and individuals engaged in housing research.

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

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

An NGO that prevents and alleviates poverty and social exclusion of homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless.

 Housing Rights Watch-
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-
Helps people of Northern Ireland to deal with housing issues.


 Habitat International Coalition-
A global network for the right to habitat and social justice.

Seeks to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights through working with activists and organisations.

 National Economic & Social Rights Initiative-
Works with communities to build a broad movement for economic and social rights including housing.