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Rural Housing Week 2017: supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing

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.

Visit the National Housing Federation website to find out more about activities during Rural Housing Week 2017, and download the Our Rural Housing Week guide.

Affordable housing recently built in the village of Clare

Here are some recent stories about Community Action Suffolk’s involvement with rural affordable housing in Suffolk: