Our Stories

Since the HFA commenced lending to approved housing bodies ten years ago, we have advanced €2.54 billion in loans for the provision of 11,674 new social housing units. The following pages detail some of the stories behind this finance and the difference the homes have made to the lives of individual tenants.

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Clúid Housing

I absolutely love it here, we have a lovely little community.

Maydenhayes is a development of 12 universally designed homes which Clúid Housing acquired in Donacarney, Co. Meath. The development consists of 12 age-friendly bungalows, designed to allow residents to age in place and live independently for as long as possible in their own home. It’s central location, enables residents to remain connected to their community and maintain social and support networks. The homes were obtained through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, Capital Advance Leasing Facility from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage funding and, in partnership with Meath County Council under Rebuilding Ireland.

Co-Operative Housing Ireland

I’m looking forward to getting space for me and my daughter.

Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) acquired 77 homes in the new Graigue na hAbhainn development which is located on the Carlow- Laois border. Graigue na hAbhainn was delivered through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, Capital Advance Leasing Facility from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage funding and, in partnership with Laois and Carlow County Council under Rebuilding Ireland. The development consists of a mix of two and three houses. The average cost of a home in the development was approximately €203,000 meaning these high-quality, A energy rated family homes represent excellent value.

UCD

I’ve found living on the campus to be a great experience.

The new Village residences at UCD caters for 924 students and increases the population living on campus to 4,000, making it a vibrant hub for all students. As the Village was the first purpose-built student accommodation funded by the Housing Finance Agency under 2016 legislation that allows for low-cost loans for this purpose, UCD has taken the opportunity to incorporate social and student well-being services into the space.

Royal Hospital Donnybrook

Since we moved into the new apartment our life changed tremendously.

Royal Hospital Donnybrook (RHD) provides social housing for frail older adults and adults with physical disabilities. RHD’s vision is to provide secure, high-quality housing in which people can live independently for as long as possible. They focus on providing services and supports to meet the specific needs of older persons and people with physical disabilities which enable them to live in their own homes. By providing supported, purpose designed accommodation they enable their residents to remain in their homes for longer than would otherwise be the case.

Túath Housing

The day that we got the keys we were so happy we cried.

Túath Housing acquired 63 new homes in Cois Dara which was part of a 93- home development. Cois Dara was delivered with finance from the HFA, a CALF loan from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and in partnership with Carlow County Council under Rebuilding Ireland. The development consists of a mix of two, three and four-bed houses. The average cost of a home in the development was approximately €221,000 meaning these high-quality, A energy rated family homes represent excellent value.

Respond Housing

I love this house and I am delighted to have my own space.

Margaret’s Field is a new build development of 40 homes by Respond Housing in Callan Road, Kilkenny City and comprises of a mix of houses, apartments and duplex apartments. The site is located within a short driving distance of the Kilkenny city centre and a number of supermarkets, schools and childcare facilities.

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Housing Finance Agency plc

46 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2 Ireland