About us

RHT is a housing company specializing in rural shared ownership housing.

Our aim is to help people on modest incomes who wish to remain living in the rural area where they have strong connections by building affordable shared ownership housing to help maintain healthy and vibrant village communities.  RHT has 443 shared ownership houses in 99 village locations from Sussex on the South Coast to North Yorkshire.

  • We develop affordable shared ownership housing in close partnership with parish and district councils to ensure local housing needs are met.
  • Our developments are built on rural exception sites, which cannot be used for open market housing.  We were therefore able to acquire the land at low cost and gain planning permission on the condition that the homes are for local people at affordable prices.
  • Rural Housing Trust retains a share in the ownership of each house as a method of controlling future occupancy and affordability.  A covenant on the land transfer ensures commitment to local people.