Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
(LIHAF)

The Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is a key element of Pillar 3 of Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness. The objective of the fund is to provide public off-site infrastructure to relieve critical infrastructure blockages. This will enable the accelerated delivery of housing on key development sites in Dublin and in urban areas of high demand for housing. The call for proposals for the €200 million fund was announced on 26 August 2016, with a closing date of 14 October 2016.

 

LIHAF – Latest Information (March 2018)

The link below provides details of 30 major public infrastructure projects which have received final approval under the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), and which will enable and activate the delivery of almost 20,000 new homes across public and private sites by 2021.

These projects were part of 34 projects originally given preliminary approval in March, 2017 to negotiate agreements to construct infrastructure in return for the accelerated development of housing on sites which were dormant. The first tranche of projects received final sign off in late 2017 and the final tranche in February 2018.

LIHAF Information table – March 2018 

LIHAF – General Information and Previous Announcements

Circular PPMO-01-2018 – MUHDS / LIHAF Monitoring System Goes Live

This circular relates to the commencement of Pathfinder monitoring system for Major Urban Housing
Development Sites and Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund Sites.

Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF)
– Call for Proposals

This circular is a call for proposals from local authorities under the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) and outlines the general approach to the operation of LIHAF, including a broad template for funding proposals and assessment framework.


Clarification in relation to Assessment Criteria 4 (ii) of Appendix 1 to Circular PL10/2016-APH4/2016

Subsequent to the recent LIHAF discussion and briefing forum organised by the Department for local authorities and housing providers on 15 September, 2016, further clarification is provided below in relation to Assessment Criteria 4 (ii) of Appendix 1 to Circular PL10/2016-APH4/2016.

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