North & East Housing Association CLG was incorporated in January 1993, Company Reg. No. 197791. It is a company limited by guarantee not having a Share Capital. It is a non-profit organisation and has charitable status, CHY 10970. Its purpose is to provide affordable rented housing to people on low incomes. It operates currently in the North East of the country with homes in the following county council areas, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, South Dublin, Fingal, Dublin City, Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown, Wicklow and Laois. We currently have some 700 homes in Management with plans to increase this to 1100 by the end of 2024.
North & East Housing Association has a mission to provide quality Social Housing and develop sustainable communities. Any surplus we make is reinvested in building new homes, improving existing ones and developing services for our tenants.
Over its nearly 30 years, the Association has sought to fulfil this mission by developing long-term partnerships, building good quality developments and providing comprehensive tenant supports.
We acquire our homes through means including leasing, buying and building. All the tenants we house ‑ families and single people ‑ are approved applicants taken from local authority housing waiting lists. Although most of our housing is general needs, we also provide for those with specific needs including:
- Older people
- Homeless households
- People with physical disabilities
- People with learning disabilities
Most of our housing is based in the North East of the country and includes individual houses, small clusters of homes and larger estates. With developments in both urban and rural settings, we place a huge emphasis on providing housing that is suitable for each individual locality.
Fresh and innovative approaches to building homes and supporting communities are constantly required in the current market. We have welcomed this challenge and have put in place financial governance and organisational changes to help equip us for future growth. While we cherish our past, we are an organisation very much focused on the future. We are in the process of reviewing our current Strategy 2020-2024 which is available on our website http://www.northandeast.ie
North & East Housing Association is governed by a Board of Directors, whose principal responsibilities include strategic direction, ﬁnancial and risk management as well as monitoring performance and good governance. The Board of Directors are volunteers and are paid no fees or other earnings by North & East.
The Board conducts an annual review of the skills required and new trustees are chosen to ensure that the Board has an appropriate balance of experience and skills relevant to the operations of North & East.
There are five Board sub-committees, Risk & Governance, Development & Property Services, Finance, Investment & Audit , Tenant Services & Engagement and People Resources each of which meets quarterly and reports back to the full Board. Details of Committee membership are found in Board Members' profiles on our website, www.northandeast.ie
The Board ensures that North & East complies with all legal and fiscal requirements. Accounts are prepared and audited annually. The audit reports are clean with no qualifications. The Board ensure that the Association works within the best practice and regulations set down by the Dept. of Housing, Local Government & Heritage for Social Landlords. We are a certified borrower with the Housing Finance Agency.
North & East believes in strong and transparent Governance and is fully compliant with all relevant Regulatory frameworks
The Association is currently seeking to recruit board members with backgrounds in Organsational Change/Development.
Further information on North & East, is available on our website at www.northandeast.ie
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