Good Practice Examples
The following are some good examples of the different forms of community housing in practice.
For further information, guidance and best practice on Community Led Housing please visit HACT CLH Toolkit
Community Land Trusts
A Community Land Trust is a not-for-profit, community-based asset owning organisation run by volunteers to develop housing, workspaces or other assets to address local needs.
Angmering CLT – go to website
Keswick CLT – go to website
Lyvennet CLT – go to website
More information on the work of Community Land Trusts can be found: National Community Land trust Network (NCLTN) – go to website
A co-operative and mutual housing scheme has a community membership where those who live in the homes developed are required or are encouraged to become members.
Two Piers, Brighton – go to website
Lilac, Leeds – go to website
More information on Co-operative housing can be found: Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) – go to website
Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space.
Cannock Mill, Colchester – go to website
New Ground, High Barnet – go to website
…and see the video – https://vimeo.com/242027450
More information on Cohousing can be found: UK Cohousing – go to website
Projects where someone directly organises the design and construction of their new home.
St Minver – Cornwall – go to video
Fishponds Bristol – go to website
More information on self build can be found: National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) – go to website