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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 will see the creation of a new network of Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs).

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

The programme is at an early stage and we are currently reviewing proposals from organisations to deliver support locally.

The following ACRE members are currently delivering the programme.  Please click on the links for more information and contact details.

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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