Community led housing is inspired and controlled by the community. It can take many different forms but basically, it’s built by the community to meet the needs of the community and is not for profit.
In more formal terms, to be considered community led, housing must meet the following criteria:
- Open and meaningful community participation and consent takes place throughout the development process.
- The community group or organisation owns, manages or stewards the homes in whichever way they decide to.
- The housing development is of true benefit to the local community, a specific group of people (an intentional community), or both. These benefits should also be legally protected in perpetuity.
Find out more at www.communityledhomes.org.uk
The Surrey Community Housing Partnership is an initiative delivered by Surrey Community Action. The partnership is between Surrey Community Action and eight Surrey boroughs and districts. It supports people to form groups and develop housing. It will help groups clarify their goals, access expert advice, secure funding and find suitable development sites. The districts and boroughs involved are Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking.
For more information, contact Jason Gaskell – email [email protected].