Rural Housing Week

Thanks to everyone that took part in Rural Housing Week 2020 and helped us to highlight key rural issues, and the fantastic work rural housing associations do to help the residents and communities in our towns and villages.

Using the hashtag #RuralCommunitiesTogether, housing associations across England came together to share some of the great examples of the positive impact they are making in keeping their communities safe and well during the coronavirus crisis.

We also published a number of blogs and case studies during the week that help to showcase this work and reinforce the message that rural housing associations are vital in improving people's lives. We've pulled together some of the highlights of the week below.


Rural housing associations are the glue connecting local communities – and can play a key role in the country’s recovery

Blog by Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (published 2 July 2020)

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Reducing ‘hidden’ homelessness – collaboration and innovation in Cornwall


Blog by Allister Young, CEO of Coastline Housing (published 6 July 2020)

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The benefits of retrofitting and decarbonisation – a rural housing association resident’s perspective

Blog by Christine Saunders, an English Rural Housing Association resident living in Clavering, Essex (published 8 July 2020)  

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Safe, secure and energy-efficient homes are the key to building sustainable communities


Blog by Gail Teasdale, Chief Executive of Broadacres Housing Association (published 9 July 2020)

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Rural housing and the pandemic: looking to the future



Blog by Lord Best, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords (published 10 July 2020)

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Who to speak to

Communications team