NABCO, Ireland's national body for the co-operative housing movement, has announced its support for the 2014 European Co-operative manifesto. The manifesto has been produced by Cooperatives Europe, which represents 123 million co-operative members across the continent.
Speaking at a Housing Finance Agency (HFA) seminar in Dublin this morning, Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O'Sullivan TD announced that NABCO had been approved for direct lending by the HFA. The announcement makes NABCO one of the few Approved Housing Bodies certified for lending from this source.
NABCO, Ireland's national representative body for the co-operative housing movement, has provided thirteen new homes for families in Cobh, Co. Cork. The homes were delivered through a partnership with NARPS, a subsidiary of NAMA established to deliver social housing.
Members of the co-operative housing movement from across Ireland attended the Annual General Meeting of NABCO in Dublin on 7th December. Attendees included members from new co-operative housing developments in Killiney and Mulhuddart in Co. Dublin.
Members of Ireland's co-operative housing movement gathered at a Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin last night to clebrate the 40th Anniversary of the foundation of NABCO. Established in 1973 to represent, promote and develop the co-operative housing movement, NABCO continues to support members to work together to grow and develop communities across Ireland.
Co-operators from across the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week to discuss plans to deliver the 'Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade' - an ambitious plan to make co-operative enterprise by 2020:
Auburn Lodge Housing Co-operative in Killiney, Co. Dublin, received a Community Housing Award for Innovative Finance Solutions at a ceremony in Wexford.
The Board of NABCO today signed the Charter of Commitments in 'Building for the Future' the Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies.
New legislation aimed at easing the regulatory burden on co-operatives has been welcomed by NABCO, Ireland's national federation for the co-operative housing movement.
At an event in Dublin today, Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O'Sullivan T.D., officially launced 'Building for the Future, a Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies'. The publication can be downloaded here.
The President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Dame Pauline Green, paid a visit to co-operative members on a recent trip to Dublin. Dame Pauline, who was in Dublin to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Dublin Food Co-op, also took time to meet with Ireland's only full members of the ICA, NABCO.
The largest residential development to finished in the country this year, as well as being the largest single housing co-operative in Ireland, is to be officially opened today in Mulhuddart, West Dublin. The €53m development by NABCO, developed in partnership with Fingal County Council and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, consists of 240 homes in Avondale Park Housing Co-Operative. It has already been partly occupied by families from the local housing waiting list, which currently stands at just over 5,000.
EU investment in regeneration and retrofitting of social housing can help tackle unemployment in Ireland, a housing conference in Dublin was told today (Wed). The delegates also heard that such an investment would have the benefit of reducing fuel poverty and improve living conditions for many tenants of older social housing schemes around the country.
CECODHAS Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing - a network of 45 national and regional federations which together gather about 41,400 public, voluntary and cooperative housing providers in 19 countries. This year, the CECODHAS General Assembly will take place in Dublin over three days.
NABCO today announced plans to invest over €20m in the supply of almost 300 Co‑operative homes across Ireland over the next 24 months through new development, unfinished estates and unsold affordable homes. This programme will create at least 120 construction jobs. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD launched the expansion plans at the unveiling of a new co-operative housing development at Auburn Lodge, Killiney, Co. Dublin which had lain unfinished for the last four years.