If you want to create Community Led Housing in London, we can help you.
Here are the first steps:
1. Form or join a group
Community led housing relies on a group of enthusiastic people with ideas.
You may decide to join an existing group or form a new group. Get the word out locally, talk to people you know, or post on our facebook group to meet others. Look at other projects or check the latest to learn more. Our guide to getting your group ready covers some basics to consider.
We also support developers and housing associations in convening groups around their projects.
2. Book an advice session
Our team and advisers are available to mentor and support you. We can help you refine your objectives, think through various legal and governance structures, ways to develop or acquire homes, and their long-term management.
3. Support and Funding
We offer focused, pragmatic and tailored support to set your project off on the right foot, and act alongside you in identifying opportunities and brokering relationships with landowners and/or partners. We can support you with financial appraisals, site capacity, due diligence, and clienting professional expertise.
We managed early stage revenue from the GLA’s Community Housing Fund, which is now allocated. However we may be able to help secure other funding, or let you know if funding becomes available.
4. Training and resources
We suggest reviewing the following free resources to get started:
We also run seminars on site searching, development viability and finance with accompanying guides and other resources. These are free for groups we are working with, or with a small charge otherwise: