A model for affordable social housing in Ireland.

Poppintree in North Dublin could one day become synonymous with the very best practice in the provision of social housing in Ireland. The idea of ‘Building Communities - not just Houses’ is a vision ingrained in the fresh thinking of the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG, a voluntary housing co-operative, with Approved Housing Body status incorporated in 2014.

Working with Innovate Communities, the Alliance envisages developing fully integrated communities where ‘owner members’ will live side by side with ‘tenant members’ in social, voluntary and private rented homes, sharing common amenities.

Innovate Communities has researched and documented the process of the Alliance’s co-design and co-development model for possible construction in Poppintree.

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