Build with us
Since its foundation in 1973, Co-operative Housing Ireland has provided 7,000 homes through home-ownership, shared ownership and social rented co-operatives. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone has the option to participate fully in their own and the wider community social, economic and environmental development through co-operation.
Partnering with CHI is an opportunity to work with an organisation on a mission to lead the development of social, economic and environmental sustainability in Ireland through co-operative effort and the provision of co-operative housing.
CHI is expanding across Ireland in response to housing needs. We are taking a strategic approach to this by growing the number of homes we’re delivering in locations where we already have a strong foothold.
Building lasting partnerships with funders, developers and local authorities is key to CHI’s success. These partnerships often continue past initial projects and see us partnering with trusted organisations on several projects.
Robust funding is essential to what we do. CHI accesses finance from the full range of sources to fund the construction and acquisition of new homes. CHI is committed to exploring new funding opportunities.
How we help our partners
As an Approved Housing Body, CHI has access to funding provided by the Housing Finance Agency and leading Irish banks for the purchase and construction of homes that will then be made available for social housing.
CHI has been providing housing for many decades. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to build strong partnerships with developers, local authorities and funders to ensure the delivery of quality dwellings that our Members can call home.
Building with us means making a lasting social impact on the greater community. The construction process is only a snapshot in time. The life of a newly built home lasts far beyond that. As a co-operative, our relationship with our Members extends for many years. Co-operatives are people-centred and value led. We support our Members in whatever way we can, and provide training programmes to support them to build the skills they need to exercise real leadership in their communities.
Our recent developments
In response to the current housing crisis CHI delivered almost 600 homes in 2021 alone. Since our foundation, the organisation has delivered schemes of varying sizes from single dwellings to developments of 200 units, using various combinations of funding and leasing models including:
Acquisition and new build
Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF or Housing Finance Agency funding)
Management of unsold affordable Local Authority Homes
Private Sector leasing
Our Partners include
Our Partners include
Partner with us
If you are a developer looking to partner with CHI to supply social housing, please call us on 01 6692029.