Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing

01 Mar 5072
#Housing2030 conference

Right at the start, Ireland’s Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien announced that this summer, Ireland will be publishing a new ‘Housing for All’ strategy and delivery of more social, affordable homes will have a key role in the plan. 

Later in the morning, Michelle Norris from University College Dublin, Manuel Aalbers from KU Leuven and Grzegorz Gajda from the European Investment Bank shared their thoughts on improving investment pathways. Remember to tune in for the three podcasts with our main panellists here.

As usual, representatives of national and local governments, social and affordable housing providers and policy experts shared their experiences with innovative policies which have succeeded in generating funding for the delivery of affordable housing options. 

🙎🏻 What are the barriers to providing sufficient investment and funding for the development of affordable housing options?

👴🏽 What are the challenges that globalised finance can pose with regard to meeting the objective of access to affordable, quality homes for all?

🔑 Are there tried and tested policy solutions that can solve this jigsaw puzzle?

Find out in the recording.


Keynote address

Josh Ryan- Collins, Head of Finance and Macroeconomics at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

The ‘affordable housing finance’ toolkit

Michelle Norris, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University of Dublin 

How can we use finance and related regulations and institutions to improve affordable housing outcomes?

Panel moderated by Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Co-Chair 

  • Barry O’Leary, Housing Finance Agency of Ireland
  • Virginie Toussain, l’Union sociale pour l’habitat (USH)
  • Solveig Råberg Tingey, The Danish Federation of Non-Profit Housing Providers (BL)
  • Javier Burón Cuadrado , Housing Division – Barcelona City Council
  • Anna Kornecka, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology