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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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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

Túath win award for Housing for Families at ICSH Community Housing Awards 2017Irish Council for Social Housing's (ICSH) Allianz Community Hous

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’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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‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’ I do like to be beside the sea! I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom! Where the brass bands play: “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”
Our lovely tenants will definitely be singing after securing long term homes at

“The Court, Harrison’s Cove in Skerries. What a time of year to live near the sea!

We are delighted to have acquired 4 x two bedroom homes in this fantastic location, enjoy the sun, sea and sand!!

 

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An Riasc, Farnham Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Túath are delighted to have delivered a further 10 homes at An Riasc, this brings our total to 45 in this fine development with just 4 houses left to complete. These 10 homes are a mix of 3 and 4 bedroom homes and have already been allocated to families from the housing list of Dublin City Council. It is great to offer these families security of tenure for many years to come and wish them all, health and happiness in their new homes.

 

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NTMA Chief Visits Social Housing Construction Project

‘UP ON THE ROOF’

NTMA CHIEF VISITS SOCIAL HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Conor O’Kelly, head of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is pictured (4th from left) on the fifth floor of a social housing apartment block under construction in Dun Laoghaire as part of a fact finding mission. Mr O’Kelly commented; ‘We are determined to find ways to unlock some of the advantages of historically low interest rates and financial system liquidity to help organisations like Túath, to achieve their objectives and ambitions’.

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New Social Homes in Leinster & Munster

Túath On Course to Double Output in 2016

By the end of Quarter 1/2016, 76 new homes were completed with contracts already signed on a further 285 homes for completion throughout 2016.

 

Fingal New Homes

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31 homes were acquired across two developments in Balbriggan and another in Clonsilla in partnership with Fingal County Council. Nine homes were purchased in The Glebe, Balbriggan with eleven purchased in Bremore Pastures, and an additional eleven in Castlegrange, Clonsilla.  The Glebe consists of a single terrace of 3-bed houses while a mix of houses and apartments were acquired in Bremore Pastures and Castlegrange. All 31 homes have been allocated to families from Fingal County Councils social housing waiting. CALF funding from the Department of Environment and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (HFA) was utilised to facilitate the acquisitions.

 

 

Cork Acquisitions

Túath completed two NARPS leased schemes in Cork, both consisting of ten homes. We worked closely with NAMA and Cork County Council to deliver houses in Tir Cluain, Midleton which have been allocated to families from the council’s waiting list and also to tenants who had to decant from their existing homes due to flood damage. The second scheme in Maryborough Ridge, Douglas is a mix of apartments, duplexes and terrace houses. Both developments were completed to a high standard with a full internal fit-out including furniture, flooring and appliances. Túath are delighted to have strengthened its presence within both schemes, where the association already provides social homes in partnership with the Council.

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Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS)

Picture 6A number of one-off CAS purchases were made in Counties Cork and Monaghan including a 3-bed bungalow which has been acquired in partnership with Cheshire Ireland and Cork County Council. The property will be specially adapted to meet the needs of the residents.

The association also purchased a 2-bed apartment in Monaghan in partnership with Monaghan County Council. The availability of CAS funding has helped tenants find safe and secure places to live, and we thank the DECLG and the relevant local authorities for their assistance in completing these acquisitions.

 

 

 

Clonmullion Retirement Village, Athy, Co. Kildare

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We also purchased 36 two-bed adapted homes in Clonmullion Retirement Village, Athy. The Association has purchased them through CALF and private finance with the HFA. All current tenants will remain in their homes with a secure tenure going forward.

Túath are delighted to  have increased its overall number of owned units and thank both Kilkenny and Kildare County Councils for their support and assistance in the ‘anchoring’ of these high quality homes in the County’s permanent supply of social housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease Buy Outs in Kilkenny & Kildare

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Túath were managing three homes on behalf of Kilkenny County Council in Seville Lawns, Kilkenny. Funding to purchase these new homes was made available via CALF and private finance through the Housing Finance Agency (HFA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wicklow County Council Collaboration Greystones Apartments Delivered

The association’s woWicklowrking relationship with Wicklow CoCo was strengthened this year resulting in the delivery of much needed homes within the County. April saw the delivery of seven high quality apartments within the La Touche development in Greystones.

Túath worked in partnership with NAMA, Wicklow County Council and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to acquire the properties. A planning restriction on this development means that all tenants must be over the age of 55 and as a result all properties have been fully adapted to meet the needs of the end user. They have been exclusively allocated to over 55’s from the Council’s waiting list.

Túath worked in partnership with NAMA, Wicklow County Council and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to acquire the properties. A planning restriction on this development means that all tenants must be over the age of 55 and as a result all properties have been fully adapted to meet the needs of the end user. They have been exclusively allocated to over 55’s from the Council’s waiting list.