Engineers Ireland South East Region are hosting a free webinar on the Housing Delivery Coordination Office – Assisting in Delivering Social & Affordable Housing. The webinar takes place on at 17:00 Wednesday, 21 April 2021.
The webinar will be led by Eddie Taffe, LGMA Housing Delivery Coordination Office Programme Coordinator, who will give an outline of the role and remit of the recently established Housing Delivery Co-ordination Office in the delivery of Social and Affordable Housing by Local Authorities in Ireland.
The presentation will also give details on new and upcoming developments in planning and delivery of social and affordable housing in accordance with the objectives in the Programme for Government.
About the speaker
Eddie Taaffe is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland and has over 25 years experience in civil engineering and project management with Local Authorities. In 2020 he was appointed Programme Co-ordinator with the Housing Delivery Co-ordination Office established within the Local Government Management Agency. Eddie has previously worked in Planning, Housing, Roads, Water Services and Infrastructure Delivery Roles in a number of Local Authorities including Wexford County Council and South Dublin County Council.
About the LGMA
The LGMA Housing Delivery Coordination Office (HDCO) investigates and advises on best practice for housing delivery, including in relation to non-traditional delivery channels and the streamlining of existing delivery methods.
To do this the LGMA:
• Develop systems and processes for local authorities to ensure appropriate real time data is available on social and affordable housing delivery programmes
• Support local authorities with specialised skill sets in programme and contract management, project appraisal and technical advice
• Input into social and affordable housing delivery targets in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) and ongoing oversight of delivery against targets on a national basis
• Liaise and collaborate with stakeholders in DHLGH, Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), The Housing Agency, The Land Development Agency (LDA) and The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) on matters of mutual interest in housing delivery
They provide advice on best practice housing delivery channels and methods.
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