Local Authorities

Local authorities have always played a core role in the provision of social housing and have developed a broad array of experience in development and housing management. They have a key strategic role in relation to social housing: maintaining housing waiting lists; assessing the need for social housing; performing their functions in relation to planning; and referring households from their waiting lists to housing association dwellings.

At a time of growing demand for social housing and severe cutbacks in public spending, Clúid’s relationship with local authorities has never been more important. Together we combine public, social and business capacity to make the best possible use of the limited resources that are available.

Clúid’s New Business Team is deeply committed to working in partnership with local authority officials and elected representatives on a range of issues that concern social housing, including provision of new social housing, leasing, Part V, regeneration and managing local authority housing stock.

 

Clúid’s first social housing project in Clare is underway. Following thorough and professional contract negotiations, 22 units of first class accommodation will shortly be fully occupied under a payment and availability agreement with Clare County Council. The council is looking forward to further successful partnerships with Clúid.

Niall O’Keeffe, Clare County Council

St. Michael’s Road – Longford

St. Michael’s Road in Longford town was once a place where older residents were living in deplorable conditions in tiny, damp 120-year-old houses.

Case Study