Our Projects in Dublin
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Ireland works in partnership with Dublin City Council to renovate derelict properties around the city centre to allow low income families to become homeowners.
Habitat gives a hand up, not a hand out. Families are selected from the Dublin City Council housing lists according to their level of need, their ability to repay a small mortgage and their willingness to work onsite. Families undergo a HFH Ireland training programme which takes them through processes such as obtaining and maintaining a mortgage, budgeting on a monthly basis, DIY and home management.
We invite teams of volunteers from the corporate sector and local community onsite. These teams give their time and financial donations to renovate the home which will transform a family’s life forever.
Since 2005 More than 1,500 volunteers have worked with us onsite and fundraised to support the projects. Currently we are renovating four homes in partnership with Dublin City Council in Inchicore. In the Coultry area of Ballymun we worked in conjunction with Dublin City Council and Ballymun Regeneration Ltd, to build 4 new homes and refurbished 2 homes, one in Ballymun and a second in Ballyfermot.
A Brush with Kindness
HFH Ireland A Brush with Kindness Programme partners with other Irish non-profits to renovate their housing facilities for their residents.
We are currently partnering with St. Michael’s House, a charity which provides support for people with intellectual disability and their families. The new house in Clancy Avenue, Finglas, is being renovated to provide three service users who are currently living in a St. Michael’s House Community Home an opportunity to live in an independent setting.
We also helped create 6 housing units in partnership with the Don Bosco Teenage Care foundation to give at-risk young adults and teens a stable home environment and partnered with Cheshire Ireland on the refurbishment of their Barrett Home Rehabilitation Centre on Herbert St, Dublin. This centre provides independent living opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.