Rural Housing Week 2017 takes place 3 to 7 July. The aim of the week is to highlight rural housing issues and to showcase housing associations’ innovative solutions for tackling them, supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing.
Community Action Suffolk supports rural affordable housing by working with Parish Councils, local residents, housing associations, local councils and landowners to facilitate ways of meeting housing needs.
Sunila Osborne, Community Development Officer for Rural Affordable Housing at CAS, acts as the independent agent, smoothing the way between these parties.
The Rural Housing Project aims to increase the provision of affordable housing for local needs in villages throughout the county. It aims to promote balanced communities where people aren’t excluded and don’t have to move away because there isn’t any suitable or affordable accommodation.
Here are some recent stories about Community Action Suffolk’s involvement with rural affordable housing in Suffolk:
- The village building homes for young families
- Southwold housing development officially opened
- Whatfield celebrates end to years of work to bring affordable homes to village in Sheckie Meadow
- CAS’s Housing Needs Survey delivers 11 new affordable housing units for Clare