Tánaiste Micheál Martin with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Deirdre Forde; Cork City Council CE, Ann Doherty; and Brian O’Gorman, Chief Executive Officer, Clúid Housing, officially opened Cork city’s first cost rental homes in Lancaster Gate in October 2022. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

On Clúid 9

There was country-wide celebration recently as Ireland marked a huge affordable housing milestone.

Clúid Housing, which provides affordable, high-quality homes and housing management services, has just reached 10,000 homes under its management.

There are more than 27,000 people currently living in a home managed by Clúid in Ireland, 3,263 of whom are living in 1,348 units in Cork. Clúid is one of Ireland’s largest approved housing bodies (AHBs) and provides affordable homes to people in housing need across 31 local authorities.

With 15 building sites currently active, Clúid’s main aim is to create homes and thriving communities while striving to increase its annual output over the coming years. In 2022 alone, Clúid delivered over 1,000 new homes into management.

In recent years Clúid has expanded its offerings to include 911 age-friendly homes delivered by Clann, its dedicated housing service for older persons.

This model empowers residents to live for as long as possible in sustainable, secure, high-quality, affordable homes in their own community.

The key to achieving this is to provide a safe and secure environment with access to all relevant services and community supports.

Clúid has also led the sector in the delivery of over 270 cost rental homes. This new form of tenure in Ireland, allows residents to pay rents that are solely based on the cost to build, manage, and maintain the homes.

The first cost rental homes in Cork were launched in October 2022 in Lancaster Gate, in the city.

Clúid’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian O’Gorman said: “Clúid’s vision is ‘a society where everyone has a great place to live’, and I am delighted to announce today that 27,099 people are living in our 10,272 homes.

“Everyone in Clúid has worked hard over the years to achieve this milestone and I would like to congratulate each of them.”

He added: “Clúid is very proud of this achievement, but the work doesn’t end here. We are committed to building on this number and giving more people and families the opportunity to live in secure, quality housing.”

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD said: “The Government’s Housing for All programme will exceed its targets for 2023, and it is milestones like this one today that are contributing to this success.”