Community Led Housing (CLH) is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems, creating genuinely affordable homes and strong communities in ways that are difficult to achieve through mainstream housing.
Community-Led Housing Conference: Meeting Needs and Creating Thriving Communities – 13 June 2018
As part of a training programme funded by the Nationwide Foundation and led by Action with Communities in Rural England, CFO held a CLH conference at Chesterton Community Centre.
The event explored the transformational potential of Community Led Housing and the practicalities of achieving a successful project – from finance and governance to community engagement. 70 people attended from a range of organisations and backgrounds, including community activists, local councillors, developers, architects and local authority officers.
Many thanks to all those came along for their searching questions, comments and enthusiasm. Some feedback from attendees….
- Informative and inspiring presentations
- Really interesting range of speakers and knowledge
- Impressed by numbers (and range of organisations) attending
- Well organised & informative conference, speakers extremely passionate about the subject area, very motivational
- Brilliant meeting of like-minded minds. We are planning our own 100% permanently affordable development of homes using our experience of profitable housing development
- Very interesting and informative speakers, very comprehensive presentations of ideas and data
- The conference has encouraged me to work harder on CLH projects
Click on our speakers below for their presentations.
- Ted Stevens (SEAFA Consulting + founding chair of the National Custom and Self-Build Association)
- Charlie Fisher (Transition by Design)
- Fran Ryan (Oxfordshire Community Land Trust)
- Fiona Mullins (Community First Oxfordshire)
- Nicole Lazarus (Bioregional)
Oxford Community Led Housing: Routes to Delivery
In March 2017, Oxford City Council received £54k Community Housing Fund (CHF) from the Government as part of a national scheme to support the promotion and delivery of more Community-Led Housing. Using its CHF funding for 2016/17, Oxford City Council has commissioned Community First Oxfordshire with partner organisations Oxfordshire Community Foundation and Oxfordshire Community Land Trust to undertake a research project to explore how community housing could be delivered sustainably within Oxford City. A report will be available in autumn 2018.
Transition by Design are arranging outreach events for the study: