Getting started

Our work begins by engaging with local people and partner organisations.


Working with the local community is the foundation of what we do

Before anything else happens Midlands Rural Housing (MRH) visit the parish council to discuss rural housing and help raise awareness of affordable housing throughout the area.

Understanding local housing needs

The local authorities have a statutory duty to investigate the need for affordable housing in every village and town within their area. Local authorities have a 5 year rolling programme of Housing Needs Surveys to complete, much of which will be undertaken by MRH.

If a housing need is found in a village then MRH will work with the parish council, local authority and other key partners to look at ways to meet the need. As any future developments are an asset to the whole village it is preferable to involve the community in the process as much as possible.