Find out the Benefits of Community-led Housing

Here are just a few benefits of a community-led approach:

  • Long term investment through ownership of local assets in perpetuity and the investment of surpluses back into the community
  • Delivery of genuinely affordable homes for local people to meet housing need, developed in a way that benefits the local community
  • Activating local public support for new homes and estate regeneration and engagement in the planning process
  • Increasing the housing supply and unlocking smaller and rural exception sites
  • Promoting community cohesion, accountability and a sense of connection leading to long term sustainability of a community
  • Housing developments tend to be innovative and built to high environmentally sustainable standards

Benefits to local authorities are outlined in this article by the Building and Social Housing Foundation.