The Mayor wants Londoners to have the opportunity to play a leading role in building their own communities. As part of this, he is acting to boost the delivery of community-led homes in the capital, including:
Community-Led Housing London Hub
For the first time, there is a one-stop shop giving organisations the information, capacity-building and technical support they need to get their community-led housing projects up, running and delivered.
The Community-Led Housing Hub was launched in July 2017 and is hosted by CDS Co-operatives. It is a collaborative venture with the community-led housing sector. The Mayor is contributing £250,000 over three years to the Hub and has secured approximately £300,000 from boroughs.
Small Sites, Small Builders
Through the Small Sites, Small Builders programme, launched in February 2018, the Mayor has earmarked two TfL-owned sites for community-led housing: Cable Street in Tower Hamlets and Christchurch Road in Lambeth.
The Mayor’s Innovation Fund is designed to stimulate creative new ways of delivering affordable homes in the capital.
Through this Fund, the Mayor is investing £500,000 to deliver 22 custom-built new and permanently affordable homes for first-time buyers across three sites in Enfield.
The project is being delivered by Naked House – a group of Londoners who strip developments back to their essentials allowing communities to design and shape the homes they live in. This is the first time a community-led housing group has received funding from City Hall.