What is Community-led Housing?

Community-led housing is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems, creating genuinely affordable homes and strong communities in ways that are difficult to achieve through mainstream housing.  This gives local people greater control over their own housing provision and community assets, rather than relying on the commercial market.

Community-led housing is a growing movement in the UK and can be delivered in urban and rural areas, through new build or refurbished housing.  It can include a range of tenures including Affordable Rent, Low Cost Home Ownership, market rent and private home ownership and is often developed alongside other community facilities such as allotments, orchards and meeting places.

Forms of community-led housing include:

  • Self-help housing
  • Co-operative and Mutual Home Ownership
  • Co-housing
  • Group Custom Build
  • Group Self-build

GRCC supporting community-led housing in the Stroud District

GRCC can offer support to communities and individuals in the Stroud District who are interested in moving forward any form of affordable community-led housing.  We have a dedicated adviser, Lois Taylor, who will support your group at each stage of the process.

The Community-led Housing Enabler role for the Stroud District has been funded by Stroud District Council from their Community Housing Fund grant allocation from central government.

Contact us
Contact Lois to come and talk to your group or for an informal chat by telephone on 01452 528491 or email loist@grcc.org.uk

If you are interested in provision of rural affordable housing countywide contact Martin Hutchings, GRCC's Rural Housing Enabler, on 01452 528491 or email martinh@grcc.org.uk

The Community-led Housing Enabler role for the Stroud District is funded by Stroud District Council from their Community Housing Fund grant allocation from central government.