About us

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in York and north-east England, 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, and we work with JRF to understand the root causes of social problems. Our shared vision is of a prosperous, poverty-free UK, and we work with our residents to help them make ends meet.

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, including sheltered and retirement living schemes with extra care services. We act as landlord to residents renting our properties and also invest in and support communities to enhance the lives of those living in them. For those wanting to buy a home but who cannot afford to do so outright, we offer the opportunity to buy through shared ownership or affordable full ownership.