Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) previously known as Voluntary Housing Associations
Approved Housing Bodies provide social housing similar to County Council social housing and supported by Local Authorities and the Department under funding schemes such as the Capital Assistance Scheme and the Capital Advance Leasing Facility. Contact Monaghan County Council’s Housing Section for application forms.
What are Approved Housing Bodies?
Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) (also called housing associations or voluntary housing associations) are independent, not-for-profit organisations. They provide affordable rented housing for people who cannot afford to pay private sector rents or buy their own homes; or for particular groups, such as older people or homeless people.
AHBs also include housing co-operatives, which are housing organisations controlled by their members/tenants who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992 enables housing authorities, among other things, to provide assistance to AHBs for the provision of housing. Section 6 (6) of the Act empowers the Minister to grant approved status for this purpose.
How does a housing body get approved status?
What bodies are registered as Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs)?
The Register of Housing Bodies provides the name and address of all bodies currently approved under section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992.