Tuath Housing, one of the country’s leading approved housing bodies, today, proudly launched its Annual Report for 2022 detailing its remarkable achievements throughout the year. With the successful delivery of over 1,900 homes across 19 local authorities nationwide, the organisation experienced unparalleled growth and impact.
Today, at Tuath Housing’s Dublin Office on James Place East, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, officially launched the housing association’s 2022 Annual Report. The event brought together esteemed professionals from various government bodies, statutory organisations, local authorities, and the public and private sectors.
2022 was a groundbreaking year for Tuath, as it surpassed all previous records by delivering an impressive 1,983 homes, catering for the housing needs of over 4,000 people. Moreover, the association achieved an exceptional annual turnover of €102 million, spending €422 million on the delivery of new homes nationwide.
Furthermore, Tuath significantly strengthened its workforce by welcoming 59 new staff members. With a dedicated team now exceeding 180 employees stationed across five offices throughout the country, Tuath is well positioned to continue delivering high quality homes, at scale while delivering exceptional services to tenants.
The Annual Report highlights several noteworthy accomplishments from the past year. Among them are the successful conversion of Park West Plaza in Cherry Orchard, transforming the office space into residential units, and the restoration of the historic Ellis Court building on Benburb Street. These projects exemplify Tuath’s commitment to revitalising communities and preserving Ireland’s architectural heritage. Additionally, the launch of the Tenant Engagement strategy underscores Tuath’s vision of becoming a frontrunner in engaging and empowering tenants in the years ahead.
In line with its broader objectives, Tuath actively participated in the introduction of cost rental housing. Through this new model, the organisation delivered 256 cost rental homes in 2022, making a significant contribution to the provision of affordable housing in Ireland. Cost rental offers a viable long-term rental option for middle-income earners who are ineligible for social housing supports, providing them with greater housing security.
Looking forward, Tuath currently has numerous ongoing projects, with over 2,300 homes under development. The organisation remains steadfast in its commitment to work with its many partners continuing to invest in people, places, and communities.
Speaking at the launch, Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O Brien said, “I want to congratulate Tuath on what has been another outstanding year. One of the many highlights of my job, is getting to visit new developments and see people get the keys for their forever home. Tuath made that a reality for more than 4,000 individuals and families in 2022. Through Housing for All, Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) such as Tuath will play an increasing role in the provision of social and affordable housing and I look forward to continuing to work with them,” he concluded.
Reflecting on the launch event, Prof. Paddy Gray, Chair of Tuath Housing, expressed enthusiasm, saying, “Tuath is an organisation driven by its people, and our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional customer service remains at the forefront of our mission. This Annual Report showcases the remarkable achievements, hard work, and investments made in 2022, ensuring the continuous provision of social and affordable housing in the years to come.
We are thrilled to present our Annual Report 2022, highlighting the progress and success we have achieved throughout the year. Despite the challenges posed by inflation and the increasing cost of living, our commitment to providing top-quality housing to those in need remains steadfast. This report is a testament to the dedication and efforts of the entire Tuath team, supported by our experienced and devoted voluntary board.“
Tuath Housing is a not-for-profit approved housing body, providing long-term, safe, quality housing. The organisation currently has over 10,600 homes under management catering for the needs of over 27,000 people and are active in every county throughout Ireland.