Minister O’Brien welcomes Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) Statement of Strategy 2021 – 2024

Minster Darragh O’Brien launches the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority’s first Strategic Statement 2021-2024. Pictured L – R Susanna Lyons CEO, Minister Darragh O’Brien TD, and Eddie Lewis, Chair

AHBRA will create a new Regulatory Environment for all AHBs

The Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) are delighted to publish our first three year strategy for the period 2021-2024. The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, launched the Strategy alongside the Chair of AHBRA’s Board, Eddie Lewis, and CEO Susanna Lyons.

Minister O’Brien said “I am pleased to be launching this Strategy Statement today which sets out the vision and mission of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority for the next three years. AHBRA will be an important element in support of our ambitious housing agenda, overseeing the effective governance, financial management and performance of all AHBs”.

AHBRA’s Chair Eddie Lewis said “Statutory Regulation will be positive for AHBs, tenants, potential investors and other stakeholders. It will enable the protection of housing assets, safeguard public investment, encourage private investment and promote long-term strategic thinking”

Our CEO Susanna Lyons said, “Over the next three years we will establish and implement a regulatory framework which includes registration, standards, guidance and monitoring and compliance.”

Ms Lyons added “We are committed to working with all our stakeholders to ensure promotion and understanding of the role of AHBRA, our vision, mission and values.”

Our Vision is of a sector in which AHBs demonstrate best practice in the areas of governance, finance, property, and tenancy management and who provide quality homes for tenants.

To support this vision, we have identified five strategic priorities:

  • Reliable and efficient AHB Registration Framework
  • Proportionate Standards and compliance frameworks
  • Transparent and consistent risk-based regulation
  • Consistent and effective communication with our stakeholders
  • An agile, flexible and accountable organisation

Our Strategic Statement can be accessed here