Communities can play an active role in solving local housing problems. Community-led housing (ClH) schemes (when residents organise to look at housing issues in their local area) explore the needs of their community, covering issues such as a lack of starter homes for people to buy, too many empty properties, or not enough affordable homes to rent.
ClH schemes come in many different forms. There is no standard, off-the-shelf approach, but initiatives can include:
While there are overlaps between these different approaches, ClH schemes share five main features:
Do they work?
Check out the successful project in Sunderland