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 …

“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 …

A City of Housing Co-operatives – It Exists!

The Bronx in New York City might not be the first place you would think of in relation to co-operative housing. Specifically on this side of the Atlantic, we might consider the Netherlands, Sweden or Germany as key examples of the success of the co-operative housing movement. However, New York offers an insight into a ambitious project to develop a …

Thinking of housing? Think co-operative.

Many of us are all too familiar with the housing market in Ireland. Looking to rent or buy is a process that inflicts dread upon thousands every year across Ireland. With headlines swirling such as; Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process, House Hunting? Here Are Some Ways To Minimise The Stress Of Getting A …

Why Young People Should Explore Housing Co-operatives

Housing in Ireland can be a difficult process for many, specifically for those seeking tenancies in the private rented sector. In Ireland, an estimated 63% of all rented housing is occupied by those aged between 18-34. Coinciding with this is a worrying upward trend in youth homelessness, with Focus Ireland estimating a 78% increase in homelessness of those aged between …

What Are Housing Co-operatives?

Co-operatives — the term may well sound very familiar. We may idea of what they are and how they work, but what exactly is a housing co-operative? Do different models exist? What approaches to co-operative housing are there? What are the funding systems? Over the course of this article, we’ll aim to explain what exactly housing co-operatives are, how they …