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

Co-operatives

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

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

Self Build

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

 

 

 

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