Cost Rental: A new approach from Ireland

Thursday June 16
At 13:00–15:30
People first: quality of housing as quality of living, Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
The Housing Agency & Clúid Housing
Kino Regina, Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Registration required

Target group:
The target group this seminar is aimed at are those involved in developing and providing social and affordable housing and those interested in understanding new models of cost rental. It is envisaged that the audience would be made up of social and affordable housing providers, policy makers, financial institutions, academics, as well as the public.

Event description:
Part I - From Concept to Delivery - The Cost Rental journey 

Roslyn Molloy, Head of Policy & Practice, The Housing Agency  Welcome and introduction  
Alan Smyth, Assistant Principal, Affordable Purchase and Cost Rental Unit, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage  Ireland’s housing environment and policy context which supported the development of Cost Rental   Identifying the preferred Cost Rental policy levers funding, delivery partners outcomes, learnings, and challenges so far
Gwen Perry, Head of Affordable Housing, The Housing Agency  Operating Irish Cost Rental Schemes, facilitating housing associations and local (municipal) authorities to deliver cost rental

Part II - Panel Discussion - The Irish Cost Rental Model compared to International Models

Moderated by Dara Turnbull, Research Coordinator,-Housing Europe Speakers:
1. Gerlinde Gutheil-Knopp-Kirchwald from Austrian Federation of Limited Profit Housing Association
2. Jaana Näro, President of the Finnish Affordable Housing Companies’ Federation- Kova and CEO of Helsinki City Housing Company
3. Solveig Råberg Tingey, Deputy CEO, BL-Danish Federation of Non-Profit Housing Federation
4. Fiona Dunkin, Policy Manager, Clúid Housing Association, Ireland  
What could be learnt from the Irish system for international use and what could Ireland learn from other cost rental systems   To include reflections on The Housing Agency funded Housing Europe research report Cost-rental housing in Europe: Lessons from Austria, Denmark and Finland (2021).

Part III - Lessons from an Irish Housing Association providing new cost rental homes

James O’Halloran, Senior Supply Manager, Clúid Housing  Lessons on delivering cost rental homes in Ireland to inform future delivery
Fiona Dunkin, Policy Manager, Clúid Housing  The impact of living in Cost Rental Homes -Results from research with new residents on the impact of living in their new cost rental homes in Ireland  
Final Reflections/End  Roslyn Molloy

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Organizer's contact details:
The Housing Agency
Roslyn Molloy