2019 Annual Report

Chief Executive's Statement

Welcome to our Annual Report for 2019, this report focuses on the efforts made and the achievements gained in our second operational year. iCare Housing CLG was established on a not for profit basis. We achieved our approved housing body status in December 2017. We are a growing approved housing body (AHB) and our mission is to provide social housing for people who cannot afford to provide a home for themselves. We look to do this through Mortgage to Rent. As a fledgling approved housing body, we decided to put our best foot forward and to partner with one of the largest approved housing bodies in Ireland Respond. Respond was founded in Waterford in the early 1980’s and officially opened its first housing scheme in October of 1983. 

A key moment for me and the iCare team in 2019 was seeing the completion of the purchase of 130 properties, homes of 350 individuals through the Mortgage to Rent scheme. This was only possible as a result of many months of hard work, long hours and dedication by many contributors. In 2020 we aim to buy 100 more houses under Mortgage to Rent. I have acted and continue to act as CEO of iCare Housing and as a Director without any salary or expenses since we established.