Delivering a community-led housing enabling hub service: experience and lessons from existing practice

Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Duncan, P.; Lavis, J.
Publisher
Power to Change
Date of publication
1 June 2018
Subject(s)
Community Development and Regeneration, Housing and Homelessness
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Community-led housing (CLH) is a growing activity in England, yet significant barriers remain that hinder the sector from making a more meaningful contribution to housing supply and to the resilience and sustainability of communities. These include access to technical support for volunteers and those new to housing development; access to land at an affordable cost; access to affordable capital finance and access to retail mortgages. In addition, the sector suffers from being fragmented and relatively uncoordinated.

This working paper was commissioned by Power to Change to understand what support already exists to assist community-led housing groups meet their local housing needs, and what can be learned from what has worked and what has not, to build on good practice to make recommendations to shape future development of local enabling services.