Rural Housing Summit 2021

We are delighted to be working with UN-Habitat, Ecology Building Society and partners across the UK, Ireland and beyond to bring you the Rural Housing Summit in place of our annual conference in 2021!

The Rural Housing Summit will run over seven days at the end of February and offer a range of online sessions and resources to showcase good practice in tackling rural housing need, promote discussion of the issues, and provide constructive recommendations for taking action to combat the rural housing crisis.

We are collaborating with a range of organisations in the rural housing sector to build our programme of events including the Northern Irish Housing Executive, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), Tai Ceredigion and Irish Rural Link.

A mix of panel discussions, interactive workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions will use examples of on-the-ground work, policy and practical support for sustainable housing development in rural areas to showcase good practice, promote discussion of the issues, and provide constructive recommendations for taking action.

We are currently finalising the Summit programme and more information will be announced shortly. Keep an eye out here, on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram profiles, or sign up for our email alert list to be among the first to hear. The conference will be free to attend and delegates are welcome to select a range of sessions throughout the week to create their own schedule for the Summit, tailored to meet their specific areas of interest.

Be a part of the Rural Housing Summit

We are keen to hear from those working in the sector, including businesses who provide goods and services, who might be interested in being part of the conference programme. There are still some opportunities for speakers at our planned sessions, and we’re happy to discuss options for organisations hosting their own sessions as part of the programme. Please email for more information.