Notice

 

ONE DAY SEMINAR

THE MALDRON HOTEL, TALLAGHT, DUBLIN 24

‘CHOICE BASED LETTINGS AND COMMUNITY BASED LETTINGS-EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS’

Under the Government’s new Social Housing Leasing Initiative, providers are being encouraged to use a “Choice-based Lettings” model for the allocation of housing units. Choice-based Lettings are designed to offer greater choice to potential tenants and involve them in the selection of their accommodation. The model has been used throughout the UK and in the Netherlands and is a variation on the traditional way of allocating houses which is largely based on a needs system.

Organised by Respond! Housing Association, this one-day seminar aims toexplain the core areas of Choice-based Lettings and discuss the implications and challenges for social housing providers. Speakers will includerepresentatives fromthe Department of the Environment, the Irish Council for Social Housing, South Dublin County Council and Respond! Housing Association.

Key topics covered:

  • Work through what Choice-based Lettings actually is, it objectives and how it works
  • Explore how the scheme of letting priorities and the allocations of social housing currently operates in Ireland
  • Consider work that has been undertaken internationally on Choice-based Lettings
  • Consider the implications of Choice-based Lettings, particularly for vulnerable people
  • Offer Community Based lettings as a framework from within which Choice-based Lettings needs to operate from

DATE:     16th November 2010 from 10am – 4pm

FEE:         €100 (including lunch)

For further information/bookings please contact caroline.nolan@respond.ie or phone Caroline on 01-8087760.