Covid-19 update to Members

Dear Member,As you are aware Covid-19 is still active in the community and level 5 restrictions apply to all counties until 31 January 2021. These actions are being taken to protect our whole community. Our Offices remain closed, but we are still actively supporting members: • If you need us, please call your local office. You can also email [email protected]

“Turnkey homes are essential to addressing the housing crisis”

Taoiseach launches 69 new homes for Christmas Taoiseach Micheál Martin has today launched Co-operative Housing Ireland’s Brookhill estate of 69 affordable family homes in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The development of A-rated homes was achieved through partnership with Cork County Council, the Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Homeland Group. “This is a good news …

We’re looking forward to Christmas when things are back to some sort of normal

Co-operative Housing Ireland launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Amanda who lives in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare with her two sons. “I think the first lockdown was very tough …

“It was a dream to have my own home again”

Co-operative Housing Ireland launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Mary, who lives Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.   “I think during the first lockdown, most people didn’t know what to …

“This place feels so much more like home”

Co-operative Housing launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Anna*, who moved into her home in Deakin Court, Drumcondra last year.   “We moved into our new home here …

“There is life beyond the pandemic”

We were delighted this year to have new residents move into a brand-new housing estate in Wicklow. One such resident is Winifred, who is sharing her story as part of our ‘No Place like Home campaign’. “I feel very lucky to have moved into a new home. I work with the Simon Community and sometimes work at home due to …

Member notices:

Online rent payment To align with Government advice on social distancing and to safeguard staff and members, CHI have introduced two additional rent payment options for Members. CHI Member Website: You can now pay rent via cooperativehousing.ie Simply log on to the home page and select ‘Online Payments’ The minimum payment accepted by CHI is €30 There is a mandatory …

Our Childcare Team are delighted to be back up and running supporting Members’ with their childcare needs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our three childcare centres had to close for several weeks. During that time staff engaged in Continuous Professional Development courses to continue to ensure best practice within each of our centres. The team were also busy preparing for the reopening of services post-lockdown. The three Centres, Brookview, St Finian’s and Island Key, all re-opened in late …

“The community here are very supportive, and we all kept in contact during lockdown.”

We’ve been delighted to hear positive stories of community and support from our Members in the Munster Co-operative. Peter Gatnarek, a resident of Rooskagh Valley in Shanagarry, Cork, tells us how his family have been during Covid-19 restrictions. “I was lucky during lockdown that my day-to-day wasn’t affected too much. I work in retail so was still doing my usual …

“There is life beyond the pandemic and so many things to look forward to”

We were delighted earlier this year to welcome residents to the brand-new development, Hazelbrook Rise, part of the Avoca Co-op. One such resident is Winifred Kelly. “I feel very lucky to move into a new home this year. I work with the Simon Community and sometimes work at home due to Covid-19.  In Simon, we have our fingers on the …

Inaugural meeting of the Avoca Co-operative Housing Society

The inaugural meeting of the Avoca Co-operative Housing Society took place in Rathnew Community Centre on a sunny evening in late July. Although members had to wear masks and socially distance due to restrictions, we were delighted to see a great sense of curiosity and excitement among the group.  Kieron Brennan, CEO of Co-operative Housing, welcomed everyone to the meeting. …

Happy Birthday Seán

Community celebrates a special birthday in Wexford Celebrations were in the air on 12th May at Willow View in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford where some Members of the Slaney Co-operative came together at a distance to mark the birthday of Seán Murphy, their oldest neighbour. Members of the estate gathered in solidarity for a community clap ringing in Seán’s 80th year. …

Co-operative Housing Launches its 2019 Annual Report

2019 was a landmark year for Co-operative Housing Ireland, with the organisation delivering 371 new homes throughout the country, 50% more than the previous year, furthering its mission to become a vibrant national organisation with a footprint across the country. This is a record number for the Organisation and follows on from a record year in 2018. Co-operative Housing Ireland …

“I have a fine and snug home no matter what happens – I’m extremely lucky”

Séan Murphy is originally from Curracloe, Co. Wexford. He turned 80 this year during the Covid-19 restrictions, with neighbours and family coming together at a distance to ring in the end of his 80th year. He moved to Castlebridge almost seven years ago, a small town a few miles outside of Wexford. He spent five years living in an apartment …

Co-operative Housing Ireland launches ‘No Place like Home’

“Home has become more important than ever during this pandemic” Co-operative Housing Ireland has today launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign. The campaign explores the importance of home during Covid-19. It focuses on the lived experiences of CHI Members during the pandemic and what having a secure home means to them in such uncertain times. The launch coincides with …