Rural Housing Week

Rural Housing Week 2019 took place from 1-5 July.

What is Rural Housing Week?

It’s an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on successful developments that offer a lifeline to local people in our market towns and villages, and to reinforce the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.

Building for rural communities

The theme of Rural Housing Week 2019 was Building for Rural Communities, celebrating the contribution of rural housing associations in building more quality, affordable homes and improving communities – and highlighting the community engagement they do in order to achieve this.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the week

5-star plan

The Rural Housing 5-Star Plan was developed in 2017 through consultation with housing associations, and challenges the sector to contribute to a living and working countryside by building more homes and supporting communities.

We relaunched the plan during Rural Housing Week 2019 to celebrate the impact of the 5-star plan, and to encourage the sector to do even more to solve the rural housing crisis.

The plan continues to underpin our work, highlighting the contribution rural housing associations make, and strengthening the case for more rural housing, so if you haven’t already signed up, please email us to pledge your support.

We've published a blog that underlines the impact the plan has had so far.