Dublin Simon awarded Certified Body Status by Housing Finance Agency

Dublin Simon Community delighted to be awarded certified body status by the Housing Finance Agency (HFA)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dublin Simon Community are delighted to announce that we have been awarded certified body status by the Housing Finance Agency (HFA). The HFA was established as a state-owned company in 1982 and provides loan finance to local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs). The HFA requires Housing Associations to have robust Corporate Governance and clearly defined future development plans.

The awarding of certified body status allows Dublin Simon Community access to loan finance that puts the organisation in a much stronger position to finance future housing developments across the Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath regions of the country and is an important step in achieving our future development plans in the provision of housing for people experiencing homelessness as outlined our five year Strategic Plan, 2016 – 2020.

Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. We provide housing and support services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. We strive to empower people to access, secure and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community.

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