Goodwill Housing Association was established in 1992 by the late Marie Harrigan Mullane with the aim of providing housing to people on Kildare County Council’s Housing list.
In 2003 Goodwill Housing Association was wound up and a new entity, Goodwill Housing Co-operative Society was formed. Goodwill became an affiliated member of NABCO and has from that time, continually benefitted from NABCO’s expertise and co-operative ethos.
Goodwill worked closely with Kildare County Council and was eventually successful in getting agreement to purchase a site from them. Following the granting of planning permission, building commenced on 26 units in Rickardstown, Newbridge funded under the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme. These units were completed in December 2009 with some members moving in on Christmas week.
Parallel to this, Goodwill entered into discussions with Kildare County Council and Barrack Construction. This resulted in our benefitting from a Part V agreement to purchase 18 apartments at Millfield, Newbridge, also in 2009.
Goodwill is keen to grow as a co-operative organisation and to expand and develop its services. It is currently considering ways in which the Society can tap into the surfeit of vacant housing available throughout the mid-Leinster region.
Goodwill is fully managed by its members with the assistance of two non-beneficial Directors.
Goodwill Housing can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org