Community-led housing

Does community-led housing work for London?

03 July 2017

Community-led housing means homes developed and/or managed by local people or residents, in not for profit organisational structures.  It sounds like a great idea, so why does it represent only 1 per cent of the housing market in the UK?

The London Assembly Housing Committee is taking a closer look at four community-led housing projects in London, to understand their advantages and disadvantages and how further support or a different approach could facilitate them in London.

  • Are there reasons to fund community-led projects, rather than affordable homes through the council and Registered Provider routes?
  • Could registered social landlords deliver homes through Community Land Trusts to ensure they are affordable in perpetuity?
  • What should the Mayor’s new Community Housing Hub offer to make it a success?


The meeting is tomorrow and the guests are:

  • Tom Chance, Grants and Development Manager, National Community Land Trust Network
  • Maria Brenton, Resident, Older Women’s Co-Housing
  • Calum Green, Communities and Campaigns Director, London Community Land Trust and Citizens UK
  • Alex Smith, Chairman, Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum and Community Land Trust
  • Ruth Moulton, Director, St. Ann’s Redevelopment Trust
  • Tony Wood, Director, St. Ann’s Redevelopment Trust


The meeting will take place on Tuesday 04 July from 10 am in Committee Room 4 (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

Social Media

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or  YouTube

Follow us on Twitter and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyHousing and #CommunityLedHousing

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers.
  2. London Assembly Housing Committee
  3. Sian Berry AM, Chair of the Housing Committee, is available for interviews.  See contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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