Affordable Housing

Housing is perennial issue for local communities. Many people in rural and urban Oxfordshire do not have access to good quality, secure and affordable housing. While lots of housing development is underway (and much more on the way), owning a new home will remain largely out of reach for many. This is particularly the case for younger people, single-person households and households earning an average income. Rental prices are also going up and up.

CFO has a popular Housing Needs Survey Service. We can help your community better understand the specific housing requirements of your residents and be the first step on a journey to new affordable homes. Email us for more information.

Community First Oxfordshire is also delighted to host a new support service for community-led housing groups in the Thames Valley- Collaborative Housing.

We think communities themselves are best placed to identify their local housing needs. From co-housing and community land trusts to co-operative and self-help housing, we support all kinds of community-led approaches. We provide hands-on advice, from exploring the possibilities through to the practicalities of funding, design, and planning. Visit Collaborative Housing or email [email protected] for lots more information.


Community First were appointed to assist with a survey to determine the likely need for affordable housing and the type of such housing. Despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic the data received was inputted promptly and the report provided was thorough, easily understood and flowed logically. We were kept informed of progress throughout and the report was delivered ahead of the agreed schedule.

Wokingham Area Housing Society

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