The report from the Charities Regulator looked into allegations against Cabhru Housing Association Services (CHAS) and its CEO.
Tag: approved housing bodies
Are Social Tenants of Approved Housing Bodies Less Secure Than Council Tenants?
Some have raised questions about whether AHBs respond proportionately to issues that come up. Some AHBs say they only move to end tenancies in extreme cases.
Dublin City Council Management Has Questions to Answer Over Housing Charity CEO, Some Councillors Say
Miceal McGovern, the CEO of the approved housing body Cabhru Housing Association Services (CHAS), resigned recently amid questions about his use of social homes.
Councillors Remain Concerned About Selling Land to Charity That Provides Social Housing
The charity’s CEO says he used an apartment as an office. But “it is supposed to be used for social housing, it should not be an office”, says independent Councillor Anthony Flynn.
Plan for Council Lands Prompts Councillors’ Concerns about Reliance on AHBs
Some councillors worry that transferring council sites to these not-for-profit bodies to provide social homes on them could lead to privatisation. Is that valid?
Councillors Delay Vote on Selling Site in Phibsboro to Approved Housing Body
More than a year ago, CHAS was criticised for moving out elderly social-housing tenants, and renting to students. Students are still living there, and now the charity wants to buy the land.
Councillors Push for More Oversight of Approved Housing Bodies
Hundreds of approved housing bodies manage tens of thousands of homes across Ireland, many in Dublin, and government housing policy has been to back that growth.
Vacancy Watch: St Catherine’s Gate along the Grand Canal
The complex used to serve as emergency accommodation for 29 homeless families.
Vacancy Watch: 48-50 James Street in the Liberties
“Vacancy watch!” wrote in Davey Donnelly, with a photo of an apartment block on James Street. “Vacant as long as I’ve been in the area.” What’s the story?
For Dublin’s Housing Crisis, Bureaucracy Isn’t Helping
For developments that are in the pipeline, is there any way to speed them up?