Cornwall housing associations: housing the county

Housing associations in Cornwall are working to solve the local housing crisis by building homes and investing in communities, as well as contributing to the local economy.

23 March 2018

Cornwall is a great place to live, but for too many people housing remains a challenge. A long-term undersupply of new homes and a housing shortfall has led to spiralling costs for ownership, and the disproportionate relationship between house prices and average annual salary in the county means that home ownership is an unrealistic proposition for many. 

Housing associations house an estimated 9% of all households in Cornwall and in the next three years are planning to spend more than £556m on development projects, building 3,772 new homes in the process. This could add an estimated £178m to the local economy, supporting more than 3,700 jobs.

Find out more about the positive impact housing associations are making in Cornwall.