The £300m Community Housing Fund was announced in the 2016 Spring Budget and has created lots of excitement since it was officially launched in December 2016. Lasting five years, the Fund has the potential to transform the community-led housing sector, by giving local community groups the chance to take housing matters into their own hands.
Through the Fund an additional 13,000 homes will be built across the country by 2021. However, the recent election has delayed these plans.
We’ve launched a national lobbying campaign, in partnership with the Confederation of Cooperative Housing and the UK Cohousing Network, calling on the Government to commit to supporting the future of the community-led housing movement
Now is the time to be a local champion for community-led housing. Support our campaign, by writing to you local MP.
It takes less than five minutes to support our campaign:
(All documents to download are at the bottom of this page)
- Download template email (1) if you haven't spoken to your MP about the Community Housing Fund (CHF) before
- Download this template email (2) if you have spoken to your MP about the CHF
- Send it to your MP along with this briefing note and this template letter to the new Housing Minister
- Let us know when you have contacted your MP
In August 2017, we wrote to the Housing Minister, Alok Sharma, setting out an agreed position from all of the community-led housing sector bodies on the four fundamental principles required of the Community Housing Fund. You can find this letter at the bottom of this page.
Press Coverage of our campaign to date:
The Big Issue - 23 May
Inside Housing - 23 May
24Housing - 23 May
Inside Housing - 30 May