Previously, local authorities provided nearly all social housing. However, in recent years, provision has been granted to approved housing bodies. Our role is to provide specialist housing for men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. Our accommodation is of the highest standard and strategically located near existing Simon support services so that clients can access the support they need to maintain their new home.
Approved Housing Bodies (also called housing associations or voluntary housing associations) are independent, not-for-profit organisations. They provide affordable rented housing for people who cannot afford to pay private sector rents or buy their own homes; or for particular groups, such as older people or homeless people. Our housing stock has continued to grow significantly year on year since being granted Approved Housing Body status in 2012.
Dublin Simon Community has a strong record of managing social housing; we offer innovative social housing solutions to local authorities, developers, HSE and voluntary organisations. Our ongoing partnerships with leading social landlords mean that we are ideally placed to share best practice and develop innovative solutions geared towards ensuring tenants and housing providers receive the best possible service and both are supported to achieve sustainable communities.
Redeveloped Apartment at Sean McDermott House