Richmondshire District Council

North Yorkshire and East Riding Rural Housing Enablers - in partnership with their Registered Provider partners - announced July 2 that they have exceeded their annual target for new rural affordable homes. With 175 homes completed it takes their delivery of new rural affordable homes to almost 1,000 over the last seven years - an average of 138 per year.

The North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network and its partners, exceeded their annual target of 100, providing 103 for rent and the remaining 72 for low cost home ownership.

The announcement comes at the start of national Rural Housing Week – July 2 to 6 and will be celebrated at:

Councillor Richard Foster, who Chairs the Rural Housing Enabler Network and the Housing Board said: “I am really encouraged to see such a large number of new rural affordable homes delivered this year by our Housing Association and Local Authority partners with the vital support of our Rural Housing Enabler team.

“This unique partnership provides additional support to rural communities and partners to provide high quality affordable homes to meet the needs of rural communities. We look forward to celebrating national Rural Housing Week across North and East Yorkshire and supporting more communities in the future.”

This work will continue with a further funding for the North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler programme by the Housing Board. The Board works with key partners (Councils, National Parks, North Yorkshire County Council and 17 Housing Associations) and rural communities to meet local housing needs to ensure that our rural communities and economies continue to thrive.

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