‘Housing for All: A New Housing Plan for Ireland’ will be the focus of The Housing Agency’s Housing Conference 2021, which will take place online from Monday 8 to Friday 12 November.
Through daily webinars, Housing Conference 2021 will provide an overview of the aims and objectives of ‘Housing for All’ while facilitating in-depth discussion on each of the four pathways set out in the plan.
Participation in each webinar is free, but advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Government’s new housing strategy commits to increasing the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 homes per year over the next decade and providing for an optimal mix of social, affordable, and private housing for sale and rent.
The Housing Conference 2021 agenda is the following:
- Monday 8 November, 11:30am-1:15pm
Understanding Housing for All
The opening session will place Housing for All in a broader context, exploring the challenges and opportunities arising from the plan, and how housing stakeholders can support its implementation.
- Tuesday 9 November, 11:30am-1:00pm
Pathway 1: Supporting Homeownership and Increasing Affordability
This session will consider how homeownership and increased affordability can be supported through initiatives such as Cost Rental, Part V, and supporting mixed tenure developments.
- Wednesday 10 November, 11:30am-1:00pm
Pathway 2: Eradicating Homelessness, Increasing Social Housing Delivery and Supporting Social Inclusion
This pathway seeks to work towards the eradication of homelessness in Ireland by 2030. This session will explore the work required to achieve this ambition, which includes increasing social housing delivery while ensuring that social inclusion is a key priority.
- Thursday 11 November, 11:30am-1:00pm
Pathway 3: Increasing New Housing Supply
Housing for All aims to provide more than 300,000 new homes by 2030, through annual funding of €4bn. This session will discuss the schemes and initiatives being put in place to help reach this target and the capacity of the sector to respond accordingly.
- Friday 12 November, 11:30am-1:00pm
Pathway 4: Addressing Vacancy and Efficient Use of Existing Housing Stock
Ensuring that existing housing stock is fully utilised is a key aim of Housing for All. This session will discuss ways to achieve this through current and upcoming urban regeneration projects, both here in Ireland and overseas.
Source: The Housing Agency