Community-Led Housing

Community-Led Housing: Training and Presentations

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.

As part of a training programme funded by the Nationwide Foundation and led by Action with Communities in Rural England, CFO held two CLH conferences in summer 2018 at Chesterton Community Centre and Radnage Village Hall.

These events explored the transformational potential of Community Led Housing and the practicalities of achieving a successful project – from finance and governance to community engagement. 120 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:

  • 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.

Chesterton, Oxfordshire event – 13 June 2018

Radnage, Buckinghamshire event – 25 September 2018

Charlie also gave an update on the Community Housing Fund.

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