A series of 6 discussions over 3 days.
All over London, people are coming together to take a leading and lasting role in delivering affordable, sustainable homes. This series of discussions will explore how the principles underpinning the growing community led housing movement can be delivered at scale.
Join politicians, policy makers, developers, housing associations, financiers, industry experts and residents to examine the challenges and opportunities for shaking up the way housing is both developed and managed.
This is about residents partnering with industry to take control of the decisions that matter to them and developing viable housing models that are publicly supported, democratically controlled and with the benefits protected in the long-term.
Come along, be inspired and gain an insight into how communities are shaping London for the better.
KEYNOTE: TOM COPLEY, DEPUTY MAYOR FOR HOUSING TBC MONDAY 16 NOV 11:00AM
BUILD BACK BETTER MONDAY 16 NOV 11:20 – 12:30
This year we have seen just how important our homes and neighbourhoods are to our health and wellbeing and the communities we all rely on. This experience has raised fundamental questions about how we live and the kind of homes we need. In Building Back Better we need to rethink not only what we build, but the way we own, manage and control the homes we live in. Join us for a lively debate on how community led approaches can become a consistent element of a more diverse London housing market.
We will be joined by discussion host; Tom Chance from National Community Land Trusts, and panellists; Lord Best, Yolande Barnes.
UNDERWRITING INNOVATION MONDAY 16 NOV 14:00-15:30
There is a growing ecosystem of funders and lenders looking at community led housing, but the availability of affordable finance is still a challenge for new organisations. We will explore the concept of underwriting to make financing projects from a single source easier and giving lenders confidence on the basis that the perceived risks of non-payment are underwritten by another funder.
We will be joined by discussion host; Dinah Roake from RUSS, and panellists; Mark Ogden and Louise Leaver.
HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS ENABLING COMMUNITIES TUESDAY 17 NOV 11:00-12:30
Many Housing Associations began from communities taking action over their housing situations. Join us to explore how housing associations can support communities trying to do the same. By acting as development agents to CLH groups, and offering their experience through landlord partnerships, housing associations could also reinvigorate their values and organisations.
We will be joined by discussion host; Linda Wallace from CDS Co-operatives, and panellists; TBC
RESIDENT EMPOWERED COUNCIL HOUSING TUESDAY 17 NOV 14:00-15:30
Local authorities in London are building council homes on a scale not seen for over 30 years. Whether large-scale estate regeneration or smaller infill projects, the way today’s council homes are owned and managed will have a lasting impact on the lives of the communities they house.
We will be joined by discussion host; Stephen Hill, and panellists; TBC.
DEVELOPING FOR COMMUNITIES WEDNESDAY 18 NOV 11:00-12:30
Developers are increasingly working with communities, to deliver schemes that meaningfully benefit residents and local businesses. From involving groups at an early stage to inform the brief, to handing over ownership when the homes are built, in this session we will be exploring the approaches developers are taking to futureproof the social, sustainable and economic benefits of their schemes.
We will be joined by discussion host; Owen Jarvis from UK Cohousing, and panellists; TBC.
RECIRCULATING RENT IN CO-OPERATIVES WEDNESDAY 18 NOV 14:00-15:30
There are more than 200 housing co-ops in London with a real potential to grow co-operative ownership. Join us in weighing up the motivations and means including coordinating resources between coops, building on existing land, and buying homes from developers with partially completed schemes that may be struggling.
We will be joined by discussion host; Nic Bliss from the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, and panellists; TBC.