Build with us

Since its foundation in 1973, Co-operative Housing Ireland has provided almost 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.

Our Approach

The importance of location

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.

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Working in partnership

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.

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Funding what we do

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.

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How we help our partners

Funding

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.

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Partners in Delivery

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.

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Social Impact

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 centered 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.

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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 relationship with CHI began when we developed Brookhill, Carrigaline Co. Cork, a development of 69 family homes. We also worked with them on Baunacloka Heights, Mungret Gate, Limerick an estate of 46 homes. We were delighted to close both estates in 2020. The advantage of working with an organisation such as CHI is twofold: you are dealing with an experienced organisation who have provided housing solutions for many decades, but also you have a closed end contract where you are guaranteed that the homes you have developed will all be bought. Working with CHI ensures more funding opportunities and better rates on loans. Access to funding in this way is essential to support housing delivery at this level.
Neil Collins, Managing Director of the Homeland Group
I’d easily spend an hour discussing how amazing our new home is. It’s as though our dreams have finally come true. The fact that the houses in this estate are so fantastic is the icing on the cake for us. Our new home couldn’t have come to us at a better time. Having a home offers us a sense of stability which we haven’t had in a long time. It’s especially wonderful for the kids too, as the garden here is so much larger than what we had. We spent a lot of our free time in parks and green spaces for the kids to play in. It will be a huge change for us as a family to have a safe place for them to play just beyond the back door. Our kids are three and five, but they are as cute as foxes, so they did get a good grasp of social distancing and hygiene.
Ross O’Keeffe, Brookhill

Our Partners include

Seamus Glynn
Woodlawn Developments
Brian Walsh
Monarview Ltd
Homeland Projects Ltd
Tom Roberts - Trident Ventures Ltd
James Cash
Michael Slattery Dromjam Ltd
Brian Gallivan, Homely Developments
Darragh Ryan
Monarview Ltd
James Cash
Dromjam Ltd
Homely Developments
Sean O'Brien, Formation Group Plc
Seamus Glynn
Glencore Construction
Brian Walsh
Larry O Toole, Boggan Construction
Mark O’Loughlin - Glencore Construction
Seamus Glynn
Boggan Construction
Larry O Toole, Boggan Construction
Brian Walsh
Marlet Group - Pat Crean
Keith Darcy
Tom Roberts - Trident Ventures Ltd
Dunamaise Homes DAC
Cathal Byrne
Trident Ventures Ltd
Keith Darcy
Dunamaise Homes DAC
Cathal Byrne
Woodlawn Developments

Our Partners include

BHA construction
Homely Developments
Monarview Ltd
Woodlawn Developments Limited
Parkland Homes Limited
BHA Construction
Homeland Projects Ltd
Trident Ventures Ltd
BHA construction
Homely Developments
Monarview Ltd
Woodlawn Developments Limited
Parkland Homes Limited
BHA Construction
Homeland Projects Ltd
Trident Ventures Ltd
Oakville Homes Limited
Town & Country Homes
KPH Construction
Boggan Construction
Lioncor
M.B Homes Ltd
Glencore Construction
Osprey Construction Ltd
Randalswood
Oakville Homes Limited
Town & Country Homes
KPH Construction
Boggan Construction
Lioncor
M.B Homes Ltd
Glencore Construction
Osprey Construction Ltd
Randalswood
Marlet Group
Ardoak Limited
Martin Moran Builders (Newport) Ltd
McGrath Group
Silvergrove
McNamara Property
PSDC Developments Limited
Formation Group Plc
Marlet Group
Ardoak Limited
Martin Moran Builders (Newport) Ltd
McGrath Group
Silvergrove
McNamara Property
PSDC Developments Limited
Formation Group Plc

Useful Resources

Roadmapping a viable community-led housing sector for Ireland

A basis in policy and in practice to significantly expand the range and quality of affordable and Community-Led Housing in Ireland.

Getting your group ready

One of a series of five handbooks produced by SOA, aiming to roadmap a viable Community-Led Housing sector in Ireland.

Partner with us

If you are a developer looking to partner with CHI to supply social housing, please call us on 01 6692029.

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