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Published in Construction on 12/07/2021

Housing Alliance Appoints Camille Loftus as Executive Director

CNI Editor reports

The Housing Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Camille Loftus as Executive Director. Camille is a highly experienced public policy professional, bringing her expertise to driving forward the Housing Alliance mission.

Commenting on her appointment, Camille said: “This is an exciting time for the Housing Alliance – members deliver the housing that people want: secure, affordable, and high quality. The Housing Alliance already provides 1 in 7 of Ireland’s social homes on a non-profit basis, but we can do much more.

I look forward to working with our stakeholders to release this potential to provide homes for the thousands of households who need them.”

A collaboration between Ireland’s six largest approved housing bodies, the Housing Alliance is a key delivery partner in addressing Ireland’s housing challenges. Housing Alliance members provide two-thirds of the total approved housing body social housing stock in Ireland.

The Housing Alliance (www.housingalliance.ie) promotes the delivery of social and affordable housing by larger approved housing bodies (AHBs), including by addressing delivery challenges, and promoting strong professional approaches to housing management. The members of the Housing Alliance are Clúid Housing, Circle Voluntary Housing, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Oaklee Housing, Respond and Tuath Housing.

Chair of the Housing Alliance, Sean O’Connor (CEO Tuath Housing) said:

“Housing Alliance members play a vital role in solving Ireland’s housing crisis, and have the potential to do more; the Housing Alliance was formed to release that potential. Camille brings extensive public policy experience in the private, public and NGO sectors to the role of Executive Director. Her skills and expertise, combined with her passion for ensuring we all have access to good quality, secure and affordable housing, leave her well placed to advance Housing Alliance goals.”

Collectively, the Housing Alliance currently provides over 28,000 homes nationwide. Despite Covid restrictions, members delivered over 3,800 new homes in 2020 and plan to provide  a further 12,000 homes over the next three years – all provided on a non-profit basis.

Camille Loftus is an experienced public policy professional, specialising in issues of housing, inequality and poverty.

She has worked in the public policy arena in the private and NGO sectors, as well as lecturing in social policy, currently at TCD Dublin, and previously at UCD, NUIM and the IPA. Camille is a former Ministerial advisor.