Clúid Housing Association launched its 2011 Annual Report today. Appropriately titled ‘Clúid is’, the report highlights Clúid’s mission and commitment to deliver homes to those in dire need. To date Clúid has delivered 3,578 homes all over Ireland.
Clúid's Head of Policy, Simon Brooke said: “Clúid has delivered 3,578 homes to individuals and families but there is a lot more work to do. Despite a challenging environment and a dramatic cutback in public funding, Clúid has found that the key to delivering these homes is through innovative schemes and this is a theme we are eager to continue.”
One such project, launched nationally last week was the Mortgage to Rent scheme, which will help people who are facing repossession to stay in their home. Under the scheme, the home is bought by a housing association such as Clúid and the family stays in their home as a tenant, paying an affordable rent to the housing association. Clúid was involved in the design and piloting of Mortgage to Rent and believes that the scheme could rescue up to 3,500 households on the brink of losing their home.
“It is pioneering schemes like this that will meet housing need in Ireland. With 100,000 households on social housing waiting lists many of us know of a family member or a friend in dire need of a home. Despite all the challenges, our staff have never been more determined to deliver good-quality, affordable housing to those who need it.”
The Government’s Housing Policy Statement, published in June 2011, set housing associations at the heart of the delivery of social housing. ‘Clúid is’ shares some of the innovative and successful projects that Clúid’s dedicated staff have been working on across the country.
Mr. Brooke added: “While Clúid is committed to delivering housing, our tenants will always remain at the centre of our work, no matter what changes lie ahead. ‘A great place to live’ means more than just bricks and mortar. Our high-quality services enable individuals and families to create homes and thriving communities.”
Clúid is heavily involved in community and estate development projects around the country, with the aim of empowering people to create thriving communities.
Clúids Annual Report 2011 can be viewed and downloaded now here.
Clúid is an innovative, independent, not-for-profit organisation that develops and provides high-quality, affordable, rented social housing for people off the local authority housing waiting list.
The vision of Clúid is that of a society where everyone has a great place to live. Clúid aims to achieve this by providing quality housing and services to enable people to create homes and thriving communities.
Since its establishment in 1994, Clúid has made available a total of 3,578 houses and apartments, providing housing to low income families and single people, older people, people with a disability and Traveller families all over Ireland. Clúid also delivers housing and tenant services to these properties.
Clúid is also responsible for delivering housing and tenant services to 1,280 properties that are owned by others such as local authorities or developers.
In 2011 Clúid delivered housing and tenant services to individuals and families in 4,857 properties around the country.
Clúid’s housing and tenant services include: ensuring that dwellings are well maintained; collecting rent; and ensuring that the environment within its housing estates is maintained to the highest standard.
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