My Community brings you the latest tools, tips and ideas to help make your community a brilliant place to live.
The resources in this hub have been designed to support people and groups who want to ensure there is high quality and affordable housing available in their local area.
The need for decent affordable housing is a huge and ever-growing issue in the UK. However, many people are unaware that they can have a real say over where housing is built, and what type of housing is built in their local area.
Community-led housing projects are run by individual community groups that are determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want.
While some community groups may be interested in working on new developments, others will focus on bringing empty homes and buildings back into use to meet local housing needs.
Although there are a wide range of community-led housing projects, the majority share the same core principles.
The hub includes guides, templates, case studies and reports and more. All of these are designed to help you address issues like:
Community Rights are a set of powers that give you a greater say over how your community develops.
Community Right to Build Orders give communities explicit powers in their local area.
This step-by-step guide takes you through the process to being ready to build.
A guide for groups considering a community-led housing project with advice on how to progress it.
A guide for groups developing a community-led housing project with for advice on how to plan it.
Community self-build encompasses a wide range of projects.
Community land trusts tether the cost of houses to local income rather than the property market.
Understand how to secure public land for community benefit.
Up to £50,000 for community led housing for rent or sale to locally connected people.
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