What is Community Led Housing?

The Community Led Homes partnership was launched in February 2019 as a collaboration between the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, Locality, UK Co-housing and the National Community Land Trust Network.

Community Led
Housing Projects

The Community Led Homes partnership defines community led housing as projects where these three characteristics are all in place:

  • open, meaningful, community participation, and consent takes place throughout the process
  • the community group owns, manages, or stewards the homes in whichever way they decide
  • the housing development is of true benefit either for the local community, a specific group of people (an intentional community), or both. These benefits should be legally protected in perpetuity
  • Our Definition of Community Led Housing

    In addition to the three core characteristics detailed above, Breaking Ground believes that any thriving community led housing sector for the North West will also recognise that:

  • ‘community led’ means community ownership through self-organised, member-driven groups, with those benefiting having collective control over their projects
  • communities are not only organised around neighbourhood areas, but also as communities with common interests based on social, cultural, generational, experiential and other combinations of forms of identification
  • community led housing refers to genuinely affordable housing, based on incomes and social value rather than market rates
  • Get in touch

    Breaking Ground is committed to assisting Community Led Housing Projects across the North West. For more information or to arrange a meeting, contact us today on 0151 933 1311.

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