IPA Housing Forum

Supporting housing for all

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The Forum is open to organisations working in the housing area or with a special interest in housing. Member organisations will be entitled to register as many staff as they choose for our monthly webinars. A webinar link will be sent each month to the organisation’s key contact to be disseminated internally for anyone who is working in or has an interest in the topic area.

Organisations are also entitled to nominate up to 10 persons to become full forum participants for the year. Forum participants will have access to the Members’ Area here. Full forum participants are entitled to:

* Access to all webinar recordings and material from 2020 and 2021.

*Access to a housing document database/repository where material from a wide-range of housing organisations on a number of different topics is available.

*Access to the Ask the Forum feature where participants can submit questions on practice or policy and we will find the right answer or contact for you.

In order to facilitate multiple individuals from within Local Authorities, Approved Housing Bodies, State Bodies and other public or private organisations to attend the Forum the fee is €2,000 per organisation.

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Housing Forum Programme

The Housing Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Public Administration in conjunction with the Housing Agency to create a platform from which persons working in housing can build their knowledge about what is happening in the sector. The Housing Forum offers monthly online webinars; a repository of resource material including reports, research documents, and relevant housing literature and articles and a network for housing practitioners working across the public, voluntary and private housing sectors to develop a platform for best practice. The focus of the forum is on the implementation of government policy within an evolving regulatory framework and on the responsibilities of the various frontline bodies providing and managing housing. Forum membership is available to organisations and includes local authorities, housing associations, state bodies and private sector organisations including financial institutions. 

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