Every year, Rural Housing Week highlights the many social and economic benefits of affordable housing to rural communities. Taking place 1-5 July, Rural Housing Week 2024 focuses on why rural communities need the next government to commit to a long-term plan for housing.

Affordable housing is essential to the prosperity of rural communities. Research shows that building just 10 affordable homes in a rural area generates £1.4m for the economy and supports an average of 26 jobs in the area. However, despite the relatively small scale of these projects, building new affordable homes in rural areas is extremely challenging. 

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RCCE’s Rural Housing Enabler supports rural communities across Essex to provide affordable housing which enables local people to stay in the area where their children attend school or where they have family or employment. 

To find out more please click here for the Housing Enabler information leaflet.