Councillors joined Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) in celebrating Rural Housing Week with a special event at its new development in Braunston yesterday (14th July).
Taking place from 11th – 17th July, Rural Housing Week aims to highlight rural housing issues and showcase how housing associations are tackling the issues by providing affordable housing for these communities.
Phase 3 of NRHA’s development at Maple Close is currently underway and will bring an additional 12 much needed homes to the village.
Pam Booker, Tenant Representative on the NRHA Board, welcomed councillors from Daventry District Council and Braunston Parish Council, along with staff from emh homes and NRHA to the site in Braunston to explain what a difference affordable housing is making for the local community.
A tenant since 1994, Pam has been championing the cause for affordable rural housing for local people for many years.
Twenty affordable homes were developed in Braunston during Phases 1 and 2, but a Housing Needs Survey carried out in 2013 showed that further affordable properties were needed to enable local people to stay in the village.
This latest phase will see 10 properties built for affordable rent and two for shared ownership and has the full support of the Parish and District Councils, with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.
It is hoped that the new homes will be completed in July 2017 and will all be offered to people with a local connection to the village.
For more information contact Katherine Bradley at Word Association on 01827 373871.
Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) is committed to providing affordable homes in rural Northamptonshire for local people and families who would not otherwise be able to afford to live within their own communities.