Hastoe commit to the National Housing Federation's Rural Alliance 'Pledge'

1 April 2011
Hastoe is pleased to have helped launch a new initiative that puts local communities at the heart of building new affordable homes in the countryside.

‘The rural pledge’ was introduced at an event for rural MPs last month by the National Housing Federation’s ‘Rural Alliance.'  The Alliance is a collection of over 40 housing associations developing and managing affordable homes in rural areas, currently chaired by Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive of Hastoe.

Photo of pledge launch.  Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, Federation chair, event sponsor Sir Alan Haselhurst MP and Sue Chalkley, chair of the Rural Alliance. The 6-point pledge (pictured right with National Housing Federation chair Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, event sponsor Sir Alan Haselhurst MP and Sue Chalkley), calls on housing associations to work closely with local communities and councils when building new homes, and to ensure that affordable homes always remain affordable. 

The ‘Affordable homes for local people’ pledge, we will:
•Work closely with the local community and Parish Council to find the right site
•Always give qualifying local people in housing need first priority for every home
•Ensure that affordable homes always remain affordable
•Build sensitively designed, high quality homes to high environmental standards
•Provide good quality and locally sensitive management services to our residents
•Always respond positively to the local community.
For more information please contact Rebecca Beaumont on rbeaumont@hastoe.com or 020 8973 0437.
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