We’re supporting housing associations to invest in rural homes and communities, and working with them to increase the number of affordable homes in rural areas.
Around 300 of our members own and manage more than 1.7 million homes in village and market towns across the country.
There is an urgent need to protect and build more affordable housing in rural areas. Many rural communities are in danger of breaking apart, as young families and those on modest incomes are priced out, and local services are closed.
We are committed to supporting housing associations that provide homes and services in rural areas. Our offer to our members with stock in rural areas is designed to help them deliver the best service possible for their customers.
The rural housing crisis is characterised by challenges such as high house prices, low wages, seasonal renting, a high level of second home ownership and an ageing population.
This offer will support our members with rural stock to meet those challenges.
There are four key areas in which we will provide help: