The Rural Housing Alliance is made up of housing association Members who are supported by the Rural Services Network, in collaboration with the National Housing Federation.

Key individuals from the Rural Housing Alliance include:

Jake BerrimanJake Berriman, Chairman, the Rural Housing Alliance
Jake has been the Chairman since 2014 and represents Shropshire Housing Group as their Chief Executive.  By profession Jake is a Chartered Town Planner.  Jake is a member of the Government’s Rural Housing Advisory Group and its Housing Policy Sounding Board.


Andy DeanAndy Dean, Administrator, the Rural Housing Alliance
Andy provides secretariat services to the Rural Housing Alliance on behalf of its partnership with the Rural Services Network where he is Assistant Director, which involves leading on housing issues.


Monica BurnsMonica Burns, Rural Lead, the National Housing Federation
Monica is External Affairs Manager (North East) for the National Housing Federation and in addition has the specific lead interest for rural housing issues.  The National Housing Federation, is the primary voice of affordable housing in England, with 440 of its Members owning around 750,000 homes in villages.


Another supporter of affordable rural homes is HRH The Princess Royal, who has helped the Rural Housing Alliance raise awareness of the need for village homes that benefit local people by speaking at and attending a range of events.  To find out more, download HRH The Princess Royal’s message in support of the Rural Housing Alliance.