community led housing projects in London
established community-led housing
recent or emerging projects
recent projects and case studies
Planning permission for 11 new genuinely affordable homes in perpetuity, on a disused garage site.
A Community Land Trust creating sustainable and affordable neighbourhoods. This 33 unit scheme allows local people to self-build their homes.
Coin Street Community Builders has developed 220 affordable homes for people in housing need, run by four fully mutual housing co-operatives.
A group of six mixed households forming London's first cohousing project.
A self-build housing co-operative built in timber frame, around a communal garden, in the early 1990s.
60 one and two-bed extra care homes for affordable rent next to their existing properties for older people.
10 affordable rented houses where residents collectively finished joinery, fixtures and fittings, once the structural shell was built by Circle.
Mace Housing Co-op's is a fully mutual cooperative, their objective is to provide housing for single homeless 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 sub-market units in Enfield, built to the bare minimum allowing residents to adapt their homes 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.
Group of people living in East London who go to church in Hackney, looking for sites for affordable, inter-generational community led housing.
A mixed group of families in negotiations to make the large Victorian Lodge into a home for their community.
A new group of individuals and families working to create affordable housing for residents of E10, E11 and E17.
A group of families interested in building sustainable and genuine affordable rented homes.
Emerging project to build affordable housing following the Neighbourhood Plan
A group of older lesbians seeking to set up a mixed tenure cohousing project as an alternative to a retirement home.
A group of people looking to provide affordable and key worker housing in NW3 and surrounding postcodes.
Emerging group looking to develop affordable housing and working space in Parliament Hill.
Founded in 1973, Sanford was the first purpose-built housing co-op in the UK. They have 125 residents, and are looking to expand.
Tower Hamlets residents have come together to set up a community self-build association, actively searching for potential sites.
A fully mutual co-op formed of five inter-generational households currently renting unsuitable private accommodation
Brixton Green was set-up in 2008 to ensure local people were at the forefront of the redevelopment of Somerleyton Road.
London CLT have secured the site through the GLA's Small Sites Small Builders programme, to deliver affordable homes linked to local incomes.
A community-led project to develop affordable housing with genuine industrial space for local businesses, involving local people.
Community Assets for Society and Housing is a CLT founded by members of housing co-ops, bringing together personal and professional experience.
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. 12 homes due for completion in 2020 will be taken on by London CLT.
Creating a network of sustainable, inclusive, inter-generational cohousing projects on infill sites across London.
People involved in local community organisations coming together to form a CLT, based around a social enterprise pub.
Phoenix CH have planning permission to build 22 new homes for affordable rent next to existing properties on Whitefoot Lane
Otherwise Living is working to create, nurture and manage an unique alternative development in West London
Community-led housing regeneration with a masterplan, phasing and viability, moving to delivery. The 560 homes in the area could increase to 2,000.
A Mutual Home Ownership Society where some rent goes towards building up equity, which members are entitled to take a share of when they leave.
Resident-led housing organisation Phoenix, have been granted planning permission for 8 new homes at Riverpark Gardens.
A new initiative that seeks to protect the diverse community that makes Roman Road unique in perpetuity by providing truly affordable housing.
StART want to see the St Ann’s Hospital site used for permanently affordable homes, promoting health, wellbeing and a green neighbourhood.
An intentional community with a vision to build and live in a communal living and working environment, governed by the occupants on a fully mutual basis.
An 11-bedroom intentional community and fully mutual housing co-op offering a sustainable, collectively-run way of life, looking to expand
An initiative to create a settlement where several generations can live alongside one another in integrated, flexible homes and workplaces.
TONIC has been established as a fresh approach to LGBT older living to work with the community and others in identifying new solutions to growing old together.
Creating unique affordable and social 'Two-for-One' homes with self builders and Local Authorities on small plots of land.
WECH is a resident controlled housing association in Westminster, currently developing 43 affordable homes on Elgin Avenue.
Over 600 residents (from two thirds of households) are members of WKGGCH, set up by residents to take ownership of their estates.
Meanwhile co-operative housing looking for brownfield sites
There are a number of other emerging projects we have not yet listed.
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