What Works in Tackling Rural Poverty: An Evidence Review of Interventions Focused on Housing

A lack of affordable housing is a major contributor to rural poverty. Some communities in rural Wales have longstanding unmet housing needs, and housing is one of the five cross-departmental priorities set out in the Welsh Government’s national strategy.

This report examines the effectiveness of thirteen initiatives that provide rural housing in a range of OECD countries. They include both the provision of national government financial support and tax incentives and small-scale community-based schemes.