Enabling affordable rural housing2024-05-17T15:17:18+00:00

Rural Housing Enabler Programme

Independent support and advice to help rural communities deliver small scale affordable housing schemes in England

ACRE is the responsible body for the delivery of a £2.5m programme funded by Defra that is creating of a new network of Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs).

RHEs are specialists who help rural communities consider the need for affordable housing locally, connecting them with landowners, housebuilders and planners to bring about suitable schemes.

The programme is at an early stage but we have agreements with almost all of our member organisations to provide support in most rural parts of England.

To find out what’s happening in your area, and to access support, you can identify your nearest RHE using this map showing ACRE members.

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ACRE Network Case Study – Roxwell Affordable Homes Scheme, Essex

Find out how the community of Roxwell undertook a housing needs survey and built affordable homes for people with a connection to the local area.

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