Housing

 

Clearly identify and plan responses to a range of housing issues experienced in Cork City to strengthen the economic and community development of the city.

 

Objective

Actions

Contact (Lead and Partners)

Action Ref. #

Develop a multi-agency response to deliver actions to address current public and private housing need at local level.

Support the delivery of;

  • The Residential Delivery Strategy
  • Joint Cork City and County Housing Strategy
  • Social Housing Strategy 2020
  • Horizon 2020 Strategy

 

Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Social Housing providers, Government Departments and Private sector

1.1

 

Support the Social Housing Forum to facilitate social housing issues.

 

Cork City Council and the Social Housing Forum.

1.2

 

Share and promote information on supports available to all applicants for social housing, especially young and older population.

 

Cork City Council, CETB, HSE, and Social Housing forum.

1.3

 

Continue to support and deliver appropriate housing models for persons leaving treatment centres, prison, mental health facilities.

 

Cork City Council, HSE, Social Housing Forum..

1.4

 

Continue to support interagency approach to Traveller accommodation and strengthen this process to continue to ensure culturally appropriate housing, at an appropriate level in the City, considering all communities.

 

Cork City Council, HSE, Social Housing Forum..

1.5

Build and support positive social behaviour in social housing

 

Provide Tenancy support and training to Social Housing tenants on their rights and responsibilities.

Cork City Council and Social Housing Forum/stakeholders.

1.6

Develop a holistic approach to tackle homelessness.

Provide supports to build capacity of homeless young adults to participate in education, training or employment, as a pathway out of homelessness.

 

Cork City Council, Cork Homeless Network, CETB, and HSE.

1.7

 

Continue to support the following projects that address youth homelessness in the city:

  • Cork Foyer
  • Sophia Housing Project
  • Youth Homeless Prevention Worker
  • Youth homeless Forum

 

Cork City Council, Cork Homeless Network, Focus Ireland and other homeless service providers in the city.

1.8

 

Support the prioritisation of appropriate social housing supports to homeless, including:

  • Cork City Council’s scheme of letting priorities, including vulnerable housing
  • Cork City Council’s Tenancy Sustainment Scheme

 

Cork City Council, Cork Homeless Network, CETB, and HSE.

1.9

 

Support the Cork Homeless Forum as a multi-agency approach to addressing homelessness in the city.

 

Homeless service providers in the city.

1.10

 

Continue to support the work of the Cork Homeless Forum in addressing homelessness in the city.

 

Cork City Council, DSP, Tulsa, An Garda Siochana, HSE, Mental Health Services and other homeless service providers in the city.

 

1.11

Develop strong communities with a focus on disadvantaged areas/communities

 

Investigate and support the regeneration of areas of disadvantage in the city.

Cork City Council, Housing Agency, RAPID and other City Stakeholders.

1.12

 

Implementation of the ‘Cork City Northwest Regeneration Masterplan & Implementation Report’ (adopted by Cork City Council 14th November 2011), including the delivery of the tenure diversity review recommendations, social, economic and environmental interventions.

 

Cork City Council, Housing Agency, RAPID and other City Stakeholders.

1.13

 

Develop a strategic plan for housing people with disabilities.

 

Cork City Council, Housing Agency and other City Stakeholders.

1.14

Support the delivery of appropriate smart technologies within the City’s housing stock

Incorporate and support the delivery of appropriate smart building technologies in new build houses and when retrofitting the existing housing stock in the City.

 

Cork City Council, Housing Agency and other City Stakeholders, Cork Smart Gateway

1.15