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About us

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in York and north-east England. It is working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to inspire social change.

We were established more than 100 years ago by Joseph Rowntree to provide housing in communities. We work with JRF to understand the root causes of social problems. Our shared vision is of a prosperous, poverty-free UK. We work with our residents to help them make ends meet.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) were established over 100 years ago by Joseph Rowntree to search out the underlying causes of social ‘evil’, influence social advancement and demonstrate how that can be achieved. Owing to recent structural changes, the two organisations have both incorporated and have created a group structure. They are individual charities within the group that share a common heritage and the same vision; together employing 800 staff. JRF is an independent social change organisation with an endowment of £400m and annual spending of £14m working to solve UK poverty, based in York with offices in London and Glasgow. JRHT is a registered housing association and care provider in York and north-east England. JRHT has a turnover of £27m and owns 2,528 homes across a range of tenures for residents with varying levels of housing and support needs in York, Leeds, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and Hartlepool.