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Community Housing Fund

Community Housing Fund

Community Housing Fund

Lancaster City Council has been allocated £707,630 of the £60 million funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Community Housing Fund. The funding has been awarded to build capacity within local groups, raise awareness of community-led housing and identify local communities that would benefit from community-led housing initiatives.

Community-led housing

Community-led housing aims to solve local housing problems, create affordable homes and establish and encourage strong communities. These solutions can be the development of new build properties, the re-use of existing buildings and bringing empty homes back into use.

There are several models of community-led housing which often overlap. Examples are:  

  • Co-housing
  • Community land trusts (CLT)
  • Cooperative housing
  • Self and custom build
  • Self-help housing

In each model the onus is on the community to take the lead in the design and development of the scheme. In terms of the community’s stake in the long-term role in the ownership, stewardship or management of homes, this would be dependent on the housing model they adopt.



Last updated: 14 December 2021

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