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Approved Housing Bodies

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (330)

Niall Collins

Question:

330. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the process to establish an approved housing body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61913/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Following on from the introduction of the Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Act 2019, the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) was formally established on the 1st of February 2021. The Regulator will have responsibility for, inter alia, establishing and maintaining a register of AHBs; preparing standards by which AHBs will be monitored and assessed; encouraging and facilitating the better governance, administration and management, including corporate governance and financial management, of AHBs. The Regulator will also have powers to carry out investigations and cancel the registration of AHBs.

From early 2022 AHBRA will accept applications to register from new organisations that meet the eligibility criteria. In addition to the necessary eligibility criteria, organisations must provide certain information as part of the application for registration. The relevant information is available from the AHBRA website at the following link: www.ahbregulator.ie/registration/.

AHBRA have advised my Department that they will engage with any organisation to assist with the registration process, and can be contacted at info@ahbregulator.ie.

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