Rural Housing Week

Rural Housing Week 2022 will take place 4-8 July.

The challenges facing housing in rural communities remain significant with rural economies lagging on key metrics such as pay, productivity and infrastructure. The need for levelling up rural areas is both urgent and necessary – the question is how can housing associations play a leading role? With this in mind, the theme for Rural Housing Week 2022 is levelling up rural communities.

An annual campaign to showcase the fantastic work housing associations do in rural communities, Rural Housing Week 2022 is your opportunity to highlight the many ways in which housing associations are working to support the levelling up agenda in rural areas.

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in Rural Housing Week.

Join the supporter gallery

Add a photo and quote about the impact your work has in rural areas. Share this on social media with the hashtag #RuralHousingWeek.

Create and share your own stories

Share case studies, blogs, quotes, photographs or videos that highlight the impact of your housing association in rural areas. Share this on social media with the hashtag #RuralHousingWeek.

Invite your local representatives to visit

One of the best ways to ensure public policy and funding reflects real need is for your local MPs to see for themselves the crucial support you provide and the difference it makes. Use this template letter to invite your MP or mayor to visit and share the photos during Rural Housing Week.

Join one of our events

Rural homelessness: England’s hidden crisis?

Monday 04 July 2022, 14:00-15:00

Join this webinar to find out more about this unseen crisis in the countryside, driven by limited access to jobs, infrastructure, support networks and ultimately housing.

Is housing the key to levelling up the rural economy?

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 11:00-12:00

Levelling up could be an agenda tailor-made for rural communities. Rural jobs often pay less while training and development opportunities are harder to access. Despite this, rural housing is often more expensive than urban housing.

Who to speak to

Shaughan Dolan, External Affairs Manager