Social Housing & Approved Housing Bodies

Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) are not-for-profit organisations who provide and manage social rented housing to tenants who are in need of housing but are unable to provide their own. Whilst the vast majority of houses are provided for general needs, there are a number of specialist AHBs that provide homes for older people, people with physical and intellectual needs or previously homeless. AHBs work closely with local authorities providing alternative housing to people who are generally on the local authority waiting lists.

There are over 520 AHBs currently operating throughout Ireland, with a stock size of 30,000 homes between them. Due to the growing demand for affordable housing, many AHBs are expanding rapidly, offering numerous opportunities for graduates to enjoy a varied and rewarding career. The sector is rapidly growing in Ireland due to an increased need for social housing. For Purpose offers traineeships in AHBs across Housing Management and Property Surveying, both of which offer training and development opportunities for trainees and a skillset which is in high demand.

Check out the pages below to find out more about beginning your career in an AHB as a Housing Management Trainee or a Property Surveying Trainee on the For Purpose programme!