HFA Funded Projects

The HFA, in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, funds many housing and other schemes for local authorities nationwide. In this section, you will find details of some of the larger and more recent schemes.

Respond Housing Association, Martello Place, Balbriggan, Co.Dublin

Martello Place, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin is a development of 18 three-bed semi-detached houses located north-west of Balbriggan town centre and adjacent to the Balbriggan Educate Together school. These A3-rated homes were acquired by Respond in mid-2018 from Marahan Ltd, the developers of the scheme.

Respond acquired these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Fingal County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Respond Housing Association, Bellingsfield, Naas. Co. Kildare

Respond acquired eight Part V allocated homes, consisting of four three-bed semi-detached houses and four four-bed semi-detached houses, in December 2018. These homes are located in the Bellingsfield estate in Pipers Hill, Naas, and were built and developed by Ballymore Homes Ltd.

Respond acquired these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Kildare County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Respond Housing Association, Weston Avenue, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Respond acquired seven three-bed semi-detached homes in the small Weston Avenue estate of ten houses. This development is adjacent to St John’s School and is located in the rapidly expanding suburb of Carrigaline, outside Cork City. The houses were built by Centurion Homes Ltd to an A2 rating and are equipped with air-to-water heat pumps and solar PV panels. Respond acquired these homes in mid-2018 through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Cork County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Clúid Housing Association, Erindale Heights, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Ernedale Heights comprises eleven one-bed bungalow houses in the heart of Ballyshannon Town, Co. Donegal. The houses had fallen into disrepair over the years and were in urgent need of renovation. Some of the houses were boarded up and uninhabitable. Ownership of the houses was transferred from Donegal County Council to Clúid Housing before Clúid undertook major internal and external renovations. Existing tenants were re-housed for the construction period. The houses were fully gutted and the roofs were removed, leaving only the walls standing. After the renovations were complete, the once-dilapidated houses boasted a BER A3 rating equivalent to new house standard.

Clúid acquired these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Donegal County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Sleaty Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

26 families received keys to their brand-new homes in Sleaty Park View, on Sleaty Street in Carlow Town. The construction of Sleaty Park View took 13 months and cost just under €4 million. Clúid developed these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Carlow County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Túath Housing Association, Clos na Manach, Carlingford, Co.Louth

This construction project, completed in June 2018, provided an additional ten units on an infill site within an existing development, in a mix of: six three-bedroom semi-detached houses, two two-bedroom semi-detached houses, a two-bedroom terraced style home and a one-bedroom bungalow style home suitable for older and/or disabled people. The ten new homes took just under twelve months to complete at a cost of approximately €1.9m. Túath developed these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Louth County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.

Clúid acquired these homes through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Donegal County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Túath Housing Association, Dunville, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath

Túath was delighted to acquire 64 new-build turn-key homes at Dunville, comprising 30 Part V homes and 34 additional homes in this beautiful development located at the edge of Johnstown Village. The homes comprise a mix of 2,3 and 4 bedroom houses, including a number of bungalows. Grandbrind Ltd delivered these homes over a number of phases throughout 2018. Dunville will comprise approximately 320 homes on completion, with the remaining homes sold on the private market. This acquisition was supported through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Meath County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Túath Housing Association, Churchfields, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Túath was delighted to acquire 33 Part V social homes over a number of phases at Churchfields, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, a CAIRN HOMES PLC development. This acquisition was supported through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Meath County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland. Churchfields offers a mix of 2,3 and 4 bedroom family homes and is located within walking distance of Ashbourne town.


Túath Housing Association, Glenheron, Greystones

Tuáth acquired 13 Part V houses at the Glenheron estate in Greystones in 2018. This Cairn Homes development is near to Greystones village and all the facilities that it offers families. The development is also close to the N11, offering quick access to Dublin city centre. The units that Tuáth acquired are a mix of two and three bedroom houses. This acquisition was supported through private finance from the Housing Finance Agency, and CALF funding from Meath County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Rebuilding Ireland.


Túath Housing Association, Barnwell, Hansfield

Túath acquired 24 Part V Units in the newly built development Barnwell Woods in Finglas. These units were funded using 100% Private Finance, funded by the Housing Finance Agency. The development lies close to a host of amenities, including sporting, recreation and shopping facilities, as well as excellent education provisions. Families have settled well in their new homes.


Tinteán – Carlow Voluntary Housing Association, Presentation Place, Barrett Street, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

10 families received their keys to their brand-new homes in Presentation Place, Barret Street, Bagenalstown. Tinteán financed the provision of these new homes through borrowing from the Housing Finance Agency and CALF Finance. This turnkey development was delivered by Carlow Voluntary Housing Association ltd t/a Tinteán in partnership with Carlow County Council and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. This housing scheme provides much-needed social housing in the centre of Bagenalstown and is within walking distance of schools and all local facilities.


Pairc Na Greine, Springfield, Tallaght, Co Dublin

Oaklee Housing Trust is delighted to announce that 45 new homes at Pairc Na Greine, Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24 were handed over to our new tenants during the week of the 16th October 2015. The development which is located on the Cookstown Road beside Springfield Shopping Centre, St Mark’s School and St Marks GAA Club, consists of 44 two bedroom apartments and a one bedroom apartment. It is located in an area close to all the necessary local amenities and has direct links to the M50 and the city centre, with a LUAS stop located within walking distance of the development. All local amenities are within easy reach with excellent shopping facilities at The Square Town Centre. South Dublin County Council Offices, The Civic Theatre, Shamrock Rovers stadium and Public Library are also close by.

The apartments are well laid out and generous in size with the one bed 59 sq.ms and the 2 bedroom apartments range between 66 – 87sqm. All apartments are dual aspect, have under floor heating and come with a B energy rating for most of the properties. The properties are set out in two separate blocks with 6 lift cores and entrances. Car parking is provided at basement level. This project has been made possible through funding from the DECLG’s Capital Advance Leasing Facility, Long Term Leasing with South Dublin County Council and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency.Oaklee Housing Trust would like to wish all our new tenants a very warm welcome and hope that they will be very happy in their new homes for many years to come.


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Thorndale, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan

Cluid completed the purchase of 9 high quality 3 bedroom houses in the Thorndale estate which is located in Bree, Castleblaney in Co Monaghan. The estate was developed by Murnaghan Brothers Ltd, who are a long standing established builder and developer in the North East Region. The development is located very close to an array of facilities and amenities which will serve the residents of the development. In close proximately to Thorndale is the Castleblayney Arts & Community Resource Centre which provides a one-stop facility for a wide range of activities for the people of Castleblayney and the surrounding area. There is also an array of sporting and leisure activities in the town including a local GAA club, football club, golf club and a number of water based activities. The Castleblaney Enterprise Centre also provides a number of facilities for the local community including meeting rooms, IT and training courses and training for local businesses.

This is Cluid’s second housing development in Co Monaghan and the organisation has plans to develop in the county and work in partnership with Monaghan County Council. The scheme is funded using a small government loan to leverage a larger loan. The Housing Finance Agency (HFA), which is an independent organisation originally set up to provide loans to local authorities, provides long term loans at very advantageous rates and the HFA’s active support is absolutely critical to our development programme. Clúid will repay those loans using the rent paid by tenants (which is always affordable) and an availability payment from the Department of the Environment.


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Leitir Burca, Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra, Galway

This scheme of 10 properties was presented to Clúid in their then condition in the middle of 2015. A very short closing time was provided to acquire these properties. Through the cooperation of the HFA, Galway City Council and NAMA; by October 2015 Clúid had fully acquired the units and upgrade works were completed for the tenants. An improved energy efficient heating system was installed, furniture was upgraded, the intercom system was fixed, secure door locks were fitted and wheelchair ramps were introduced. Painting was completed internally and externally. The tenants at Leitir Burca are in the process of creating a resident’s association with Clúid and have spoken of their delight and satisfaction being Clúid tenants; they now feel a real sense of community.


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Túath are delighted to announce the acquisition of some 33 new social homes in three locations in Cork, Kerry and Dublin. All homes have been acquired via CALF funding through the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and private finance provided through the Housing Finance Agency (HFA).

Old Course, Mallow, Co. Cork

14 homes were acquired in Old Course, Mallow. This was an unfinished estate and Túath worked in partnership with NAMA, the receiver and Cork County Council so that all site resolution works were completed and all homes were finished internally. There is a mixture of houses, apartments and duplexes and they have been allocated to priority tenants from Cork County Council's social housing waiting list.


Uaran an Toirin, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Túath worked closely with developers Michael Sheahan and Sons to acquire 6 x 3-bed family homes. These were the last homes to be completed in the development, of which there are over 70, and were completed to an exceptionally high standard. They will be allocated to families from Kerry County Council's social housing waiting list in early 2016. This acquisition represents Túath’s first owned units in Kerry and we hope to work in partnership with the council again in the coming years.


Hampton Wood, Finglas, Dublin 11

Túath renewed its relationship with Dwyer Nolan Developments to acquire a further 13 homes in Hampton Wood, Finglas. Some 64 homes have been acquired from Dwyer Nolan in the last 12 months, and these houses and duplexes have been allocated to priority tenants from Dublin City Council's waiting list, as well as council tenants who are being moved from their homes in Ballymun. This increases the association’s presence within the development to 59 homes.


Cois Bhearu and Ardrew Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Túath had been in a 10 year lease via the private leasing initiative with Paddy Raggett Homes for 10 houses in Cois Bhearu and 4 apartments in Ardrew Square, Athy. An agreement was reached for the association to exercise its option to purchase and all homes have been acquired via CALF funding through the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, and private finance through the Housing Finance Agency. All homes had been allocated to people from Kildare County Council's waiting list and these people now have greater security of tenure.


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Roseberry Hill, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Túath has completed the purchase of 7 houses in Roseberry Hill, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Túath worked in partnership with Kildare County Council, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, the Housing Finance Agency plc and NAMA to ensure high-specification family homes were purchased in a high-demand area. The properties have been allocated to applicants from the Council’s waiting list. The Association welcomes the opportunity to access finance via the Housing Finance Agency plc and CALF through the Department to complete these purchases.

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Primrose Square, Jigginstown, Naas, Co Kildare.

Primrose Square is part of the Primrose Gardens estate located in Jigginstown, Naas, Co Kildare. Primrose Gardens has approximately 180 semi-detached units and Oaklee Housing Trust recently completed the purchase of 8 two and three bedroom houses. Oaklee Housing trust have made use of the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility utilising Housing Finance Agency funding, Kildare County Council support and Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government finance to complete the purchase of 8 units.

The houses are fitted with solar panel hot water heating systems and have achieved a BER rating of B3. The houses are currently occupied by 8 families from Kildare County Councils housing waiting list.

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Honeypark, Dún laoghaire, Co.Dublin

Rochdale, Honey Park is part of a high density mixed development located at the junction of Glengarry Road Upper and Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. The development has planning approval to provide some 856 houses & apartments, along with crèche facilities, a supermarket, shops, café and a neighbourhood centre on the 78-acre site of the former Dun Laoghaire Golf Club. Works have already commenced on the neighbourhood centre and extensive parklands to ensure that residents enjoy a peaceful and beautiful setting within a town location.

Túath Housing purchased the homes for approximately €13 million. The purchase was financed partly via a loan from the Housing Finance Agency plc. along with State funding under the Capital Assistance Scheme and Capital Advance Leasing Facility. The properties purchased are located within the first phase of the scheme convenient to a multitude of local amenities and with access to local transport links. The apartments are a mix of 1,2 & 3 bed units and the Association also manages a further 19 homes on a long term lease with Dun Laoghaire County Council. This mixed tenure scheme is proving very successful due to the location, the high specification which includes a communal heating system thus ensuring lower energy bills, and the facilities available to all residents living within the development.

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Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Co.Dublin

Beacon South Quarter is a high-end retail, residential, office and hotel quarter in Sandyford, South Dublin. Clúid Housing Association acquired 58 homes in the Beacon South Quarter scheme, funded mostly by the Housing Finance Agency, with some funding from Clúid’s own resources and a newly created Government subsidy payment. The apartments acquired by Clúid are of a very high specification and the majority are duplex units with high-gloss kitchens, built-in wardrobes and fully tiled bathrooms. They are in a prime location within the scheme, looking out onto the main square. Thirty-four of the apartments acquired by Clúid were allocated to social housing under the Government’s ‘Social Housing Leasing Initiative’, and the remaining twenty-four are to be rented at market rents. This is in keeping with the Government’s objective of developing mixed-tenure communities that have the capacity to be socially and economically sustainable in the long term.

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Latchford, Co.Dublin

Latchford estate consists of 774 dwellings, a mix of apartments, duplex and houses. Fingal County Council procured 72 dwellings in Latchford Estate from two different developers under Part V of the Planning Act, 63 affordable and 9 social units. Of the 63 affordable 15 remain unsold and are currently leased to a Volunatry Housing Body. The properties are set in a modern, well finished residential scheme. Latchford is located in an area that is well serviced by public transport with Clonsilla Train Station minutes from the development. Also located closeby are the fashion boutiques and leisure facilities at the Blanchardstown Town Centre. The villages of Clonee and Blanchardstown have many restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes.


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Adamstown, Co. Dublin

Adamstown is a planned urban development of 10,000 residential units with associated transport and community infrastructure. Adamstown is based around walkable neighbourhoods located in close proximity to high quality public transport linkages. This scheme is a mixture of social and affordable housing and represents a good balance of apartments, duplexes and town houses, all in a medium-density setting with high environmental standards. It is well integrated into private housing with good facilities - shops, schools and a crèche - all delivered concurrently, and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Housing Finance Agency and with the support of South Dublin County Council.

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Baile Glas Eco-housing, Lombardstown, Co. Cork

Baile Glas is the culmination of efforts by Blackwater Resource Development and Cork County Council to realise a Social and Affordable housing project that reflects the contemporary debate on the building of low energy, cost effective sustainable housing. Designed in 2004, Baile Glas has an annual average energy consumption of €8.92 per m² compared to the typical annual average of €19.40 per m² for houses built at that time. For the terraced 2 and 3 bedroom houses in Baile Glas the typical daily cost per house is €2.20 per day i.e. €803 per year for total energy bills. Feedback from occupants indicates that the houses are perceived as bright, warm and draught-free, with a heating system that is easy to use.

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Carraig Liath, Midleton, Co Cork

This development contains 91 units of social and affordable housing. Funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Housing Finance Agency and with the support of Cork County Council, this development cost approximately €15 million. Carraig Liath contains 26 affordable homes, 21 family homes (managed by Cork County Council), 25 family homes managed by Respond! Housing Association, 19 homes for older persons and one community building.


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Gleann na Bearú, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow

Gleann na Bearú is an integrated development in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. With 133 units of accommodation, the development contains 19 affordable homes, 62 local authority family homes, 40 Respond! family homes, 12 homes for older persons and one community building. With an approximate cost of €23 million, the development was funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Housing Finance Agency and with the support of Carlow County Council and Respond! Housing Association.


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Lady’s Well, Mulhuddart, Co Dublin

Lady’s Well contains 276 units of accommodation. With a mixture of social and affordable housing, this is one of Ireland’s largest developments to date, Lady’s Well contains 178 affordable homes, 63 family homes for older persons and one community building. Funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Housing Finance Agency and with the support of Fingal County Council and Respond! Housing Association, this development cost approximately €50 million.


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Tailte an Chlochair, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

Tailte an Chlochair is an integrated estate that contains 171 units of accommodation, 81 of which are managed by Respond! Housing Association. The estate contains a mixture family homes and homes for older persons, as well as a Community Building that can be accessed by all residents. This development was funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Housing Finance Agency and with the support of Carrickmacross Town Council and Monaghan County Council.


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