We all know the housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges of our times. We can help you support your community to build new and affordable homes in your local area. Community-led housing (CLH) is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving housing problems, creating genuinely affordable homes and strong communities in ways that are difficult to achieve through mainstream housing.
It gives local people the opportunity to build the types of homes they need, for example, homes for young families who would otherwise be forced to move in search of lower prices, or homes for older people who want to downsize without having to look outside the areas they have lived all their lives.
Crucially, CLH is a key element of communities taking control through the ownership and management of assets, and provides an important driver for economic regeneration and social enterprise.
It is an achievable option for many neighbourhoods but it currently represents only 1% of the total housing market, compared to our European neighbours where up to 10% of homes are community owned and managed.