Rural Housing Week 2023

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Building a better future for rural communities in Northamptonshire

This week we’re supporting Rural Housing Week – an annual National Housing Federation campaign that shines a spotlight on the vital importance of housing associations for rural communities.

Taking place 3-7 July, the theme for this year’s Rural Housing Week is ‘building a better future for rural communities.’

The short supply of affordable rural housing is not a new problem. But with high property prices, reduced funding, a shortage of affordable homes to rent, increasing levels of second home ownership and holiday lets, and limitations on new home development it will continue to intensify having a heartbreaking impact on the sustainability of rural communities.

Five new homes in the small village of Lilbourne, Northamptonshire are a snapshot of just how important affordable homes are in rural communities.

Read the stories of three of the families who moved into their new homes in October 2022: