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Rural Housing, HARAH and Hampshire Homes Hub

The demand for Affordable Housing is particularly high in rural areas.  Many rural people having been forced to leave areas where they were brought up and have family ties, or where they work because they simply cannot afford the housing which leads to the displacement of ties to the local area and thus an erosion of communities.

Over the past 15 years we have been working with HARAH (Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing), Parish Councils and local people to help build a number of affordable housing schemes on exception sites.  These homes are specifically provided for people on the housing register with a strong local connection to their Parish – they live there; used to live there and still have family living there; or they work there.  Over the past two years we have also been working with The Hampshire Community Housing Partnership to deliver community led housing.

On 1 April 2020 these two partnerships merged to become Hampshire Homes Hub - a partnership to increase the supply of rural and community led housing, primarily as affordable homes, to meet local needs in Hampshire. 

Hampshire Homes Hub is based at Action Hampshire in Winchester, with community led advisers providing expert support to Parish Councils and community groups to deliver rural and community led homes. 

The support offered by Winchester City Council and Action Hampshire as part of the Hampshire Homes Hub partnership will continue, see Hampshire Homes Hub rural affordable housing.  

If you have any questions please email: or phone 01962 840 222 and ask to speak to Nigel Baldwin.


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