Housing Conference 2018 - Programme

Registration and morning coffee

Chairpersons welcome and introduction: Fidelma McManus, Partner and Head of Housing, Beauchamps

Understanding the type of communities we want to foster
John O’Connor, Chief Executive, Housing Agency
Housing First
Delivering Housing First to address urgent needs of homeless individuals
Bob Jordan, National Director of Housing First
Dublin Region Homeless Executive
Housing market
An overview of the housing landscape in Ireland
Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin
Innovative funding models for the social housing sector
Sharon Cosgrove, Chief Executive, Oaklee Housing

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Morning coffee / networking break


Meeting the reclassification challenge
Brian O’Gorman, Chief Executive, Clúid Housing and Chair, Housing Alliance

Visiting speaker
Meeting housing needs: Edinburgh’s housing strategy
Lisa Mallon, Enabling and Partnerships Manager, City of Edinburgh Council
Local authorities
The role of Local Authorities in delivering housing services
Aoife Duke, Director of Service for Housing Development, Limerick City and County Council
Innovative housing
Modular housing as a solution to the housing crisis?
Carol McTaggart, Group Director of Development, Clanmil Housing, Northern Ireland

Questions & answers / Panel discussion
Panel Discussion: Creating a sustainable rental sector
Chairman's summary and conference close followed by networking lunch