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Waterford shortlisted for Prestigious Award

In recent weeks the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) announced the 25 housing schemes shortlisted for the prestigious Allianz Community Housing Awards 2017.

The ICSH Community Housing Awards, sponsored by Allianz, is a biennial competition that celebrates trailblazing excellence within the social housing sector, showcasing housing quality, innovation and partnership. The awards serve to demonstrate that good housing is the cornerstone to building diverse, sustainable and inclusive communities. Our awards will showcase the best in housing for older people, homeless projects, housing for people with disabilities, housing for families, regeneration, collaboration initiatives, community integration and housing management.

Speaking in advance of the Community Housing Awards, Dr Donal McManus, Chief Executive of the ICSH said that against the backdrop of acute housing need and increasing homelessness, the 2017 awards will help shine a light on the exceptional work that is ongoing throughout the country. “These projects submitted for the Awards are very much local responses to local housing need and they reflect the diversity and innovative work of housing associations, housing cooperatives and local authorities across the country. The entries for the 2017 Biennial Community Housing awards are some of the highest quality since the awards began in 2003. And the spread of entries and shortlisted projects from new builds to regeneration and the re-use of vacant properties are a strong signal of what can be achieved for people in need of social housing".

The category winners, and overall winner, will be announced and presented with their awards at the ICSH National Social Housing Conference being held on 27th-28th September 2017 in the Limerick Strand Hotel.

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