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2 Jul 2024

Understanding the Standards for Approved Housing Bodies – Online 02/07/2024

Target Audience

For Approved Housing Bodies categorised as ‘Micro’ (less than 20 dwellings) and ‘Small’ (between 20 and 100 dwellings).


The Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) is an independent authority, established in February 2021. The organisation is tasked with the regulation of Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) for the purposes of protecting housing assets provided or managed by such bodies. Section 37(8) of the Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Act 2019 requires all AHBs to comply with the Standards. The AHBRA establish a set of outcomes that AHBs are required to achieve to demonstrate the protection of housing assets provided or managed by AHBs.

Compliance with the Standards is a statutory requirement and clearly this presents many challenges for AHBs at the smaller end of the scale, particularly from a human and financial resource perspective.

The primary objective of the training programme is to provide AHBs categorised as ‘Micro’ (less than 20 dwellings) and ‘Small’ (between 20 and 100 dwellings with a clear understanding of the Standards for AHBs, enabling them to effectively implement and maintain compliance.

The training content supports:

  • develop an increased awareness of the Standards for AHBs and what it means for them;
  • enhance operational efficiency and help understand to a greater extent how compliance can be demonstrated; and
  • undertake gap analysis to identify weaknesses or non-compliance with the Standards.


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Phillip Morrison-Gale

Phillip has over 15 years’ experience of working in the social housing sector in Ireland and the UK and holds a track record of service transformation driven by an interest in people and culture and developing new ways of working which positively influence and improve services. His experience in the social housing sector spans housing and asset management as well as supported housing services for older people and at-risk young people.

Phillip is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and has previously served on the board of the Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) and chaired the CIH Policy and Practice Committee.

In his current role as CEO of a mid-sized Approved Housing Body (AHB) Phillip is active is leading the strategic development and delivery of high-quality innovative services which put tenants at the heart and result in improved outcomes for local areas.


By the end of the training, participants will be equipped to navigate the complexities of AHB Standards, ensuring their organisations operate in accordance with best practices.


Carmichael’s Spring/Summer 2024 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

BoardEffect is part of Diligent, the leader in modern governance. BoardEffect delivers an agile board management solution optimised for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organisations, and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.


€80Nonprofit Organisation
€70Carmichael Resident Organisation
€90Statutory Organisation
€90Corporate Organisation

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