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“The West’s Awake” with new homes delivered in Galway City

“The West’s Awake” with new homes delivered in Galway City

On the west side of Galway City, Burkeway Homes are developing “Maoilin” which is a high quality scheme of over 100 A3 rated homes on the Ballymoneen Road. Túath are delighted to be involved in this development purchasing the Part V homes in collaboration with Galway City Council and Burkeway Homes. Minister Coveney visited the scheme in March 2017 when the first 2 homes were purchased here in the initial phase. Following from this Túath are delighted to have purchased 4 more homes this week. These homes are finished to the highest standard and will provide superb family accommodation for the lucky new tenants who received their keys just in time for Christmas.

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€15 million loan allows Tuath purchase up to 190 vacant homes to rent to families all over Ireland

AIB provide social housing Funding Facility to Túath Housing Association for up to 190 homes

AIB Corporate Banking has partnered with Túath Housing Association to fund the acquisition of up to 190 social homes in every County and District in Ireland.  In response to Rebuilding Ireland’s vacant homes initiative, Túath are purchasing homes from the State’s Housing Agency and letting them to families on Local Authority housing waiting lists.  The properties are vacant former rental units in need of repair. As part of the initiative, Túath is refurbishing the properties, with the cost of the works being added to the cost of purchasing the property.

AIB is providing initial funding of €15m towards the cost of the purchase and a repair bill to facilitate an initial acquisition programme.  The first tranche was used to complete the purchase and repair of 21 homes, with a range of houses and apartments in the local authority areas of Dublin City, South Dublin, Donegal, Westmeath, Galway County and City, Kildare and Wexford.

Chairman of Túath Séamus Doherty said; ‘’It is essential that more public and voluntary sector homes are provided for those shut out of the housing market. More could be spent, and spent more effectively by channeling housing expenditure, raised via private finance, through housing associations. At a time when we have historically low borrowing rates, the country should be borrowing and building much more than we currently are. The AIB loan facility is an excellent example of how this can be achieved, effectively and efficiently’’.

Eoghan O’Neill of AIB Corporate Banking said “AIB is committed to playing a meaningful role in delivering more social housing in the months and years ahead.  We are very proud of our involvement in this collaboration with Túath.  AIB has significant experience in financing the social housing sector and we are currently working with a number of other approved housing bodies on funding for social housing.”

As one of the actions included in the Government’s ‘Rebuilding Ireland Programme’, The Housing Agency was provided with a €70m fund, and the objective is to use this fund to acquire up to 1,600 vacant properties from financial institutions.  It has already acquired a large number of houses and apartments, primarily from distressed sales.  The proceeds from the sale of the properties to Túath and other Approved Housing Bodies will then be used again to acquire housing stock and commence the process once more.

John O’Connor of the Housing Agency said “We welcome today’s announcement by AIB. The Housing Agency have worked with a range of organisations to find ways of bringing vacant homes back into use.  An organisation like AIB working with the housing bodies is a significant boost and shows what can be achieved by good collaboration.”

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New homes for The Garden County

Túath has recently completed the acquisition of 4 new homes in a small estate in Rathdrum Village in Wicklow. All four homes have been allocated to families on the Wicklow County Council waiting list.

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No time for Monday Blues!

No time for Monday Morning Blues!

On Monday 6th November Tuath had a double celebration with the handover of 47 new council homes at Hansfield, Clonee and the letting of the first phase of 49 new council apartments at Charlemont, Dublin 2.

The Paddocks, Hansfield Wood, Dublin 15

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister were shown around the development by Paul Reid (Fingal County Manager) and his senior Management team. Fingal County Council have acquired 47 homes at Hansfield and have appointed Tuath Housing Association as their property managers. In summary the 47 homes comprise of eleven three bed terraced houses and thrity six two bed apartments

The new homes were built using ‘rapid’ construction methods with a three bed terraced house going up in an impressive six weeks, on average. All homes are finished to a very high standard and provide A rated energy efficiency from electric heating (air to water heating system) which is extremely economical to run.

The thirty-six two bedroom apartments are located in three four storey blocks. Six apartments have been adapted especially for disabled and/or elderly tenants.

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Ffrench-Mullen House, Charlemont Dublin 2

Seventy nine social homes have been delivered as part of an innovative public-private partnership deal between Dublin City Council and developers McGarrell Reilly and are part of an overall development involving 263 apartments along with retail and office space at Charlemont St in the south inner city. Túath will manage the 79 social homes and a community complex on behalf of Dublin City Council.

Some forty families moved from the old Charlemont flats into their new homes and the balance of the apartments allocated have been let to families from the housing list of Dublin City Council and will move in shortly.

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Túath win ‘Housing for Families’ award

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Túath Housing’s development at Thornwood in Beaumont, Co. Dublin has been awarded the overall accolade for ‘Housing for Families’ at this year’s ICSH Community Housing Awards which took place in The Strand Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday 27th September.

The Judges were highly impressed with Túath Housing’s strong partnerships with Dublin City Council, the Housing Finance Agency and Grandbrind Ltd. Túath Housing’s strong housing management approach has ensured a successful scheme in an already well-established community where there had previously been a low supply of social housing.

 

Túath Win 2017 Award for Housing Partnership

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Túath Housing are delighted to be awarded the accolade for ‘ Housing Partnership ‘ in the Excellence in Business Awards 2017  with Public Sector Magazine.

 

The award recognises excellence in key providers to the Irish Public Sector acknowledges the work of the organisations that excel in what they do.

Túath’s Diversity Strategy Reaping Dividends

Túath’s Diversity Strategy Reaping Dividends

Túath Housing’s national procurement and acquisition strategy secured over 500 social homes in 2017 by July. New social homes have been provided within 30 different local authority areas. A further 300+ social homes are currently on site and are also due for handover throughout the country before the end of the year. The association will have invested approximately €80 million using a combination of State funding and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (HFA), European Investment Bank (EIB) and Allied Irish Bank (AIB) by year end. One of the largest single social housing schemes to be undertaken this year, comprising some 122 apartments, has been completed in collaboration with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and NAMA. The homes vary from apartments to houses spanning from 1 to 5 bedrooms in urban and rural areas. Túath is providing homes to a wide range of tenants including families, older people, single people, the disabled, the homeless, working and unemployed persons as well as a small number of homeowners with unsustainable mortgages. Túath led construction activity has also been ramped up with the association currently working on 12 local authority sites to provide over 250 new social homes for people on housing waiting lists nationally with most schemes to be completed by the end 2018.

Seamus Doherty, Túath’s Chairman commented: “In 2016, we were very proud to surpass the 500 homes mark in one year. With the support of the State, Housing Finance Agency and other lenders and local authority partners, we are doubly proud to have already delivered over 500 homes so far this year, typically renting at €50 per week. It underlines the fact that with interest rates so low, now has never been a better time to buy and build to help combat the affordable housing crisis. We are on target to deliver some 800 new social homes in 2017 to bring our total social stock to over 3,500 homes, setting us on course to achieve our 2020 vision of 5,000+ social homes ahead of target.”

 

 

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ASHBOURNE, Co MEATH                                                                    GALWAY CITY 

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DROGHEDA, Co LOUTH                                                        CARLINGFORD, Co LOUTH 

Local Authortity Area Túath’s Social Homes Acquired (July 2017)
Carlow CoCo 4
Cavan CoCo 22
Clare CoCo 4
Cork City Council 2
Cork CoCo 45
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown CoCo 135
Donegal CoCo 5
Dublin City Council 81
Fingal CoCo 26
Galway City Council 29
Galway CoCo 19
Kerry CoCo 4
Kildare CoCo 19
Kilkenny CoCo 4
Laois CoCo 5
Leitrim CoCo 2
Limerick CoCo 3
Longford CoCo 2
Louth CoCo 8
Mayo CoCo 2
Meath CoCo 17
Offaly CoCo 5
Roscommon CoCo 1
South Dublin CoCo 26
Sligo CoCo 1
Tipperary CoCo 2
Waterford CoCo 8
Westmeath CoCo 6
Wexford CoCo 16
Wicklow CoCo 5
Total 508

 

 

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Túath Housing is approved and registered for voluntary housing with the DHPCLG and the Housing Regulator. Túath has Certified Body Status with the Housing Finance Agency and is able to access European Investment Bank funds for eligible projects. The Association currently provides over 3,300 social homes in thirty one local authorities, helping to serve the affordable housing needs of local communities. The Association is managed by a team of board members drawn from volunteer professionals, who donate their services and time for free. The Association is a not-for-profit company, a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing and an approved voluntary housing association with charitable status. The Association provides social housing at low rents to those on Council waiting lists including single people, families, older people and people with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Túath Housing is approved and registered for voluntary housing with the DHPCLG and the Housing Regulator. Túath has Certified Body Status with the Housing Finance Agency and is able to access European Investment Bank funds for eligible projects. The Association currently provides over 3,300 social homes in thirty one local authorities, helping to serve the affordable housing needs of local communities. The Association is managed by a team of board members drawn from volunteer professionals, who donate their services and time for free. The Association is a not-for-profit company, a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing and an approved voluntary housing association with charitable status. The Association provides social housing at low rents to those on Council waiting lists including single people, families, older people and people with disabilities.

“Fields of Dreams!!” Ashbourne , Co. Meath

“Fields of Dreams!!”

Túath Housing are delighted to announce the acquisition of 8 “A” Rated Homes in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. These beautiful homes offer high end living with spacious accommodation throughout, modern kitchen and bathrooms installed, large garden to the rear and cobble block drive to the front. Their A2 rating ensures economical running costs. We wish our new tenants all the best in their new homes and trust they will be their…. fields of dreams!

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