Community-led housing involves local people or residents developing and/or managing housing in not-for-profit organisations.
However, such schemes only represent 1% of the UK housing market.
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On Tuesday 4th July, a committee meeting was held to discuss the matter and was attended by:
- Tom Chance, grants and development manager, National Community Land Trust Network
- Maria Brenton, resident, Older Women’s Co-Housing
- Calum Green, communities and campaigns director, London Community Land Trust and Citizens UK
- Alex Smith, chairman, Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum and Community Land Trust
- Ruth Moulton, director, St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust
- Tony Wood, director, St. Ann’s Redevelopment Trust.
The committee has identified three questions on the subject:
- Are there reasons to fund community-led projects, rather than affordable homes through the council and registered provider routes?
- Could registered social landlords deliver homes through Community Land Trusts to ensure they are affordable in perpetuity?
- What should the mayor’s new Community Housing Hub offer to make it a success?