Closure of Cumbria Rural Housing Trust


Regretfully, after over 30 years spent working with rural communities in Cumbria, CRHT ceased activities at the end of March 2016.

This website will remain open as a resource within the Community Housing Project Development UK website.


We are proud to have acted as a voice for rural housing in Cumbria since our inception as Cumbria Village Homes in 1983, and we are particularly proud to have supported communities across rural Cumbria with our expertise on Housing need surveys and Community Land Trusts to help meet their housing needs. We have carried out over 200 parish level housing needs surveys, which have fed into the development of housing projects in Eskdale Green, Burton in Kendal, Keswick, Coniston and Glenridding, to give just a few examples.


Our work on Community Land Trusts since 2008 has led to the formation of Community Land Trusts such as the Crosby Ravensworth and Keswick CLTs.


Andy Lloyd will continue to provide CLT project development and management services for community wishing to develop its own affordable homes via a CLT.  Please contact him on: 

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Tel: 0752 5635 692