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Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Today JRHT employs around 610 staff and manages 2,500 homes. Our housing stock began in New Earswick which was the original Garden Village developed by Joseph Rowntree, aimed to be a genuinely mixed community, self-governing and driven by civic spirit. The rest are spread across North East England, including York, Scarborough, Beverley, Leeds and Hartlepool. We cater for a wide variety of needs. We have flats, houses and bungalows suitable for single people, couples, families with children and older people. This includes sheltered and retirement living schemes with extra care services, residential and nursing care services, as well as providing independent living services to adults with learning disabilities. We are a registered social landlord and registered care provider. We invest in and support communities to enhance the lives of those living in them.

Both JRF and JRHT are supported by a central team of staff working in areas such as finance, HR, health and safety, technology and change, internal communications, project management and business change.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build and develop strong empowered communities without poverty or isolation, where:

  • more people are independent and well
  • more people are shaping our communities
  • more people can improve their prospects
  • more people live in a decent, affordable home.

Our homes and communities

We manage around 2,500 homes, half of which are located in the village of New Earswick, York. The rest are spread across North East England, including York, Scarborough, Beverley, Leeds and Hartlepool. 

We cater for a variety of needs. We have flats, houses and bungalows suitable for single people, couples, families with children and older people. This includes sheltered and retirement living schemes with extra care services. We act as landlord to residents renting our properties. We also invest in and support communities to enhance the lives of those living in them. For those who cannot afford to buy a home outright we offer shared ownership or affordable full ownership. 

Our developments

Development and Asset Management manage the JRF/JRHT asset portfolio. They also manage the design and build of new schemes and developments. The new community of Derwenthorpe was created to provide much needed new housing in the city. It has attractive, affordable, eco-friendly family homes in a digitally inclusive, mixed-tenure community. Work has also started on the New Lodge Development in New Earswick. This will see the completion of 151 residential care and extra care suites. It will also create improved public space in the village.

For further information please visit jrht.org.uk