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A new story for rural housing

A new story for rural housing

28 June 2018

Gill Payne is Executive Director of Public Impact at the National Housing Federation
Rural Housing Week, which takes place from 2-6 July, is always an exciting time for the sector, but this year it truly feels as if there is a wind of change in the air. It seems as if there is a new story emerging.

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Rural Housing Week 2017 highlighted the pressing need for affordable rural housing – so what next?

Rural Housing Week 2017 highlighted the pressing need for affordable rural housing – so what next?

13 July 2017

Peter French is a Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation and leads on rural housing.
The recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower left us all feeling shocked and saddened, and in the run up to Rural Housing Week it was hard to think of anything else. But there remained an opportunity to give renewed focus to the importance of housing in rural areas, how vital it is for those communities, and a chance to showcase the fantastic work that housing associations do.

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The 5-star plan for rural housing – delivering the ambition for rural communities

The 5-star plan for rural housing – delivering the ambition for rural communities

4 July 2017

Martin Collett is Operations Director at English Rural Housing Association
Rural Housing Week, which runs from 3-7 July, will see the official launch of the Rural housing 5-star plan, which has been drafted by the National Housing Federation in consultation with housing associations, and has the intention of increasing housing supply through a clear rural ambition.

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Come together for Rural Housing Week 2017

Come together for Rural Housing Week 2017

30 June 2017

Gill Payne is Executive Director of Public Impact at the National Housing Federation
This coming week (3-7 July) we will all be doing our best to shine a light on just how critical housing is to maintaining and building vibrant, living, working rural communities. We should be highlighting our work and ambition to do so much more.

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BBC’s Countryfile highlights rural housing issues

BBC’s Countryfile highlights rural housing issues

18 July 2016

Harry Booty is a PR Officer at the National Housing Federation
Watching affordable housing being covered on the BBC’s Countryfile last night was, in this PR Officer’s humble opinion, a hugely influential piece of coverage for the sector. To call the series a BBC institution would be an understatement.

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How do we ensure housing policy is ‘rural-proof’?

How do we ensure housing policy is ‘rural-proof’?

14 July 2016

Sue Chalkley is CEO at the Hastoe Group, a leading specialist rural housing association
Rural Housing Week is an opportunity for us to take stock and reflect on our progress in tackling the housing challenge in rural communities, celebrate what we have achieved and to look to the future and how we can shape it.

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We’re all complicit in our rural housing crisis

We’re all complicit in our rural housing crisis

3 May 2016

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
We have a choice between a rural future of slowly atrophying villages being photographed by tourists, or a living, breathing, dynamic rural economy with great jobs, great broadband, great places to live and great new homes.

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