Rural Housing Week

The aim of this annual celebration is to highlight rural housing issues and showcase housing associations’ innovative solutions for tackling them.

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.

Saving rural communities

The main theme of Rural Housing Week 2018 has been to demonstrate the positive value of housebuilding in rural areas, and to show how building affordable housing is helping rural communities to survive and thrive while notions of NIMBYism are becoming outdated.

We also focused on a number of secondary themes:

  • focusing on how housing associations are helping to alleviate issues of loneliness
  • exploring rural housing as a backdrop for innovation
  • looking at how projected population changes in rural areas will affect housing and how housing associations are planning for the future.

5-star plan

Our rural housing work continues to be underpinned by the 5-star plan, developed through consultation with housing associations.

The plan challenges the sector to increase delivery of rural housing and continue to contribute to a living and working countryside. If you haven’t already signed up, please do so.