community led housing projects in London
recent or emerging projects
new groups forming
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.
Coin Street Community Builders has developed 220 affordable homes for people in housing need, run by 4 fully mutual housing co-ops.
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 is a fully mutual cooperative, who provide housing for single homeless people, often in unused properties.
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 group of people who know each other from church, looking to create affordable, inter-generational cohousing.
An independent community church building homes for young key-workers to rent above a new multi-use hall.
A local charity seeking to redevelop their church hall into a space for community activities and affordable housing for those in need.
Emerging project to build affordable housing following the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan.
A local charity looking to redevelop an ageing community centre to provide new space for community activities and affordable housing.
An established housing co-operative seeking to expand and adapt to the changing needs of their residents.
London CLT secured the site through the GLA's Small Sites programme, to deliver affordable homes linked to local incomes.
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.
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.
A small group aiming to build a mixed-tenure, inter-generational, eco-community in NE London.
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.
Friends who swim at Tooting Bec Lido looking to develop a cohousing community in Wandsworth.
A group of mostly of older households looking to downsize, focused on Dartmouth Park.
A group of local families and individuals working to create sustainable and affordable housing and community space.
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.
H2G aim to provide mutually supportive and secure affordable interim housing for single parents on low incomes.
A cohousing community forming part of the Holloway Women’s Prison redevelopment.
Homes in Mind aims to provide transitional housing for people with mental health issues.
A Filipino Community group aiming to build a mixed tenure, intergenerational cohousing community.
A group of older lesbians creating mixed tenure cohousing as an alternative to retirement homes.
An existing Co-op looking to develop new homes for older members on their car park area.
A group of local residents looking to provide permanently affordable key worker housing in Hampstead.
Otherwise Living is working to create, nurture and manage an unique alternative development in West London
A group of mis-treated property guardians aiming to take meanwhile control of their accommodation.
A Mutual Home Ownership Society where some rent goes towards building up equity, which members may take a share of when they leave.
This initiative aims to protect the diverse community of the area by providing truly affordable housing in perpetuity.
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.
Tower Hamlets residents have come together to set up an affordable self-build project together.
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.
Surge Co-op aims to create sustainable and affordable moorings for larger boats in underused historic wharves.
A group living in the private rented sector and working towards a long-term housing solution.
An intentional community and fully mutual housing co-op offering a sustainable, collectively-run way of life, looking to expand
Tonic aims to create vibrant and inclusive urban LGBT+ affirmative retirement communities.
WECH is a resident controlled housing association building 43 new affordable homes.
A tenant run housing organisation considering partial redevelopment on the Ethelred estate.
Residents aim to take ownership of their estates to ensure the homes are not sold off.
A fully mutual co-op formed of five inter-generational households currently renting unsuitable private accommodation
There are a number of other emerging projects we have not yet listed.
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