Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Church Housing Association visit

Published: Saturday May 25, 2024

The Archbishop, Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert and Diocesan Secretary Benjamin Preece Smith and housing experts listen to the plans for affordable housing

Saturday 25 May: Church Housing Association visit

The Diocese of Gloucester has worked closely with the Church Housing Association in a bid to make good the recommendations in the Coming Home Report. At present the Church Housing Association is working with Bromford to buy 7 affordable 3-4 bed homes which should be ready for occupation in summer 2025.

The Archbishop was shown around the plots and looked at some completed homes in the same style.

He also met some of Bromford’s Neighbourhood coaches – Bromford employs a Neighbourhood Coach for every 175 homes who in Innsworth will work closely with Sportily workers.

Meeting housing need for the poorest and most marginalised is integral to the mission of the church. The Church Housing Foundation is a key part of the Church of England’s response to the housing crisis.

You can find out more about the Church Housing Association here.

You can see more about the Diocese of Gloucester’s work on providing suitable housing here.















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