Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homelessness charity, is shortlisted for two ICSH Allianz Biennial Community Housing Awards. Their Westside Modular Family Hub in Galway is nominated in the Homeless category and the New Street South project in Dublin is nominated for the Regeneration award.
Projects shortlisted for the ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021 are also competing in the first ever Public Choice Award 2021. Members of the public are invited to vote for a project they feel is most deserved of recognition.
Voting opens on Monday 6th September at 8.00am and closes at midnight on Monday 13th September.
The Westside Modular Family Hub was opened in Galway City in May 2020 in partnership with Galway City Council, providing high-quality accommodation for up to 15 families.
The Westside Modular Family Hub in Galway is the first of its kind in Ireland. Opened in May 2020, the purpose-built family homeless service was developed by Galway City Council and Peter McVerry Trust in partnership with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the Housing Agency.
This new facility allows families to maintain independent living, build their life-skills and engage effectively with Peter McVerry Trust and Galway City Council to find a long-term home.
New Street South is Peter McVerry Trust’s first brownfield project and redeveloped a long-term, vacant Dublin City Council site to deliver eight high quality homes – five one-bed apartments and three two-bed apartments. It’s a great example of reusing vacant sites for the purposes of social housing.
New Street South was officially opened in May 2021 by Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD. The project was delivered by Peter McVerry Trust in partnership with Dublin City Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Rebuilding Ireland.
Organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing, the ICSH Allianz Biennial Community Housing Awards showcase the innovative and sustainable social housing projects that approved housing bodies members and local authority partners continue to deliver for communities across the country to meet growing housing demand. The 2021 Awards recognise excellence across ten individual categories.