CLH toolkit 03: Getting started

In this section you’ll learn about the earliest stages of setting up a community-led housing project, including defining your vision and engaging with key stakeholders.

CLH toolkit 03: Getting started

Catalysts for community-led housing

Each group will have their own motivations for starting a CLH project and their own aspirations for what they want to achieve. Having said that, some common catalysts include:

  • The cost of living crisis
  • Second homes and holiday lets
  • Empty homes and sites
  • Poor quality landlords
  • Poor condition of existing homes
  • Homes not meeting household needs
CLH toolkit 02: Context and concepts

In this section we'll go back to basics, looking at a definition of community-led housing and exploring the different models to choose from depending on your group's needs and vision.

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CLH toolkit 04: Governance and funding

In this section we'll consider the suitability of different legal structures for your group and explore sources of funding and finance.

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CLH toolkit 05: Development

In this section we'll explore the development process, from site identification through feasibility, planning and construction to completion and occupation.

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