community led housing projects in London
recent case studies
A Community Land Trust creating sustainable and affordable neighbourhoods. This 36 unit scheme allows local people to self-build.
Planning permission for 11 new genuinely affordable homes in perpetuity, on a disused garage site.
A group of six mixed households forming London's first cohousing project.
60 one and two-bed extra care homes for affordable rent next to their existing properties for older people.
The Leathermarket CBS, set up by residents, led the development of 27 homes for social rent, on their estate.
Delivering 22 units of resale price capped homes in Enfield, built to the bare minimum allowing residents to adapt them over time.
A group of women over fifty who formed the first senior cohousing community in the UK. A housing association forward funded the scheme.
Residents have moved into London’s first 23 Community Land Trust homes, offering genuine affordability in perpetuity.
A local charity redeveloping an old church hall into an intentional community addressing homelessness.
A group of boaters setting up co-operative moorings for a secure and sustainable community.
Affordable housing by the community for the community
A local charity looking to redevelop an ageing community centre to provide affordable housing and community space.
London CLT secured the site through the GLA's Small Sites programme, to deliver affordable homes linked to local incomes.
London CLT have secured the site through the GLA's Small Sites programme, to deliver affordable homes linked to local incomes.
Redbridge Citizens campaigned for CLT homes in their area. New homes will be taken on by London CLT.
A group of families and individuals looking to build a supportive, mixed tenure cohousing community in Harrow.
Crystal Palace Transition Town Community came together to form a CLT and build affordable housing and community gardens.
Set up to deliver a community regeneration plan, significantly increasing homes in co-production with the council.
People involved in local community organisations coming together to form a CLT in Earlsfield.
An opportunity to take on 16 CLH homes in the new East Wick neighbourhood.
An independent community church building homes for young key-workers to rent above a new multi-use hall.
Council owned site in Abbey Wood, being developed by Greenwich Citizens Housing and London CLT.
A group of local families and individuals working to create sustainable and affordable housing and community space.
Gida aims to empower under-represented communities, by giving them collective control over their own homes.
A Tenant Management Organisation looking at community-led housing to gain support for new homes to alleviate overcrowding.
H2G aim to provide mutually supportive and secure affordable interim housing for single parents on low incomes.
Homes in Mind aims to provide transitional housing for people with mental health issues.
Lambeth Self Help is a fully mutual housing co-operative, representing the interests of members since the 1970s.
A group of older lesbians creating mixed tenure cohousing as an alternative to retirement homes.
Two housing co-operatives are working together to create a phased programme to create more modern affordable homes.
A group of local residents looking to provide permanently affordable key worker housing in Hampstead.
Community-led decision-making between residents and their HA landlord, helping deliver green space improvements.
Residents working together to create self-build homes on tight infill sites
A group of mis-treated property guardians aiming to take meanwhile control of their accommodation.
A co-operative formed by tenants in a former pub building, which they aim to purchase together.
A small group set up as a fully mutual cooperative aiming to provide housing for themselves and others.
London CLT are looking to provide affordable and welcoming housing for Southwark residents.
Tower Hamlets residents have come together to set up an affordable self-build project together.
Self-builders with ambitions to create a small cohousing scheme.
Surge Co-op aims to create sustainable and affordable moorings for larger boats in underused historic wharves.
Council owned sites in Kidbrooke, being taken forward by Greenwich Citizens Housing and London CLT.
A group living in the private rented sector and working towards a long-term housing solution.
A cohousing group transforming the shared house they own, so more people can move in.
Tonic aims to create vibrant and inclusive urban LGBT+ affirmative retirement communities.
A tenant run housing organisation considering partial redevelopment on the Ethelred estate.
A fully mutual co-op formed of five inter-generational households currently renting unsuitable private accommodation
A group of people who know each other from church, looking to create affordable, inter-generational cohousing.
An East London Community Land Trust aiming to empower disadvantaged members of the African community.
An established housing co-operative seeking to expand and adapt to the changing needs of their residents.
An initiative looking to ensure genuinely affordable housing and facilities in Kentish Town.
A community-led project to develop affordable housing and genuine industrial space with local people.
Community Assets for Society and Housing is a CLT founded by members of housing co-ops, bringing their experience together.
A small group aiming to build a mixed-tenure, inter-generational, eco-community in NE London.
A democratically-run, member-owned organisation aiming to build housing and community spaces for LGBTQ+ people.
A group of mostly of older households looking to downsize, focused on Dartmouth Park.
A group of families interested in building sustainable and genuine affordable rented homes.
A cohousing project for both those who have health and social care needs and those who can provide this care.
A cohousing community forming part of the Holloway Women’s Prison redevelopment.
A Filipino Community group aiming to build a mixed tenure, intergenerational cohousing community.
An existing Co-op looking to develop new homes for older members on their car park area.
Otherwise Living is working to create, nurture and manage an unique alternative development in West London
Sanford are looking to expand housing and provide community facilities on their own land.
Resident-led housing organisation Phoenix Community Homes, have built 8 new homes in Ravensboure.
StART want to see permanently affordable homes, promoting health, wellbeing and a green neighbourhood at St Ann’s.
An intentional community with a vision for a communal living and working environment, governed by the occupants.
An intentional community and fully mutual housing co-op offering a sustainable, collectively-run way of life, looking to expand
Residents aim to take ownership of their estates to ensure the homes are not sold off.
A small group of people looking to club together to buy and share a house.
other case studies
self-build cohousing community in Colchester committed to eco-living
Coin Street Community Builders has developed 220 affordable homes, run by 4 fully mutual co-ops.
A self-build housing co-operative built in timber frame, around a communal garden, in the early 1990s.
10 affordable rented houses where residents collectively finished joinery, fixtures and fittings, once the structural shell was built by Circle.
A fully mutual co-operative, who provide housing for single homeless people, often in unused properties.
Developer enabled cohousing in Cambridge with 42 households.
A black-led self-build co-operative who built 13 sustainable timber frame homes in the mid 1990s.
A group of neighbours with a collective self-build and possibly cohousing project
A Mutual Home Ownership Society where some rent goes towards building up equity, which members may take a share of when they leave.
WECH is a resident controlled HA and CLT building 43 new affordable homes.
There are a number of other emerging projects we have not yet listed.
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