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We're currently campaigning to protect the Community Housing Fund. Launched by the Government in December 2016, it will provide £300m over five years to scale-up the community-led housing sector. However, its future is currently under review. So we're calling on the Government to commit to the CHF for the full five years, and to work with the sector to make sure it's used as effectively as possible.
We're also campaigning to secure a full exemption for CLTs from the Right to Buy.
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Just some of the endorsements so far:
Syed Kamall MEP states his support for CLTs having a bigger role in London's future. Click here.
David Lammy MP, writes in the Huffington Post in support of CLTs. Click here.
Andrew George, former MP of St Ives, was the first MP to endorse the National CLT Network Manifesto, at the launch of Lands End Peninsula CLT.
"I'm proud of the National CLT Network manifesto on housing and was delighted that Andrew gave his support to the manifesto." Sue James, Lands End Peninsula CLT
"What you’re doing is exactly what’s needed, and we’re right behind you!", Helen Rawe, St Minver CLT
“The Community Land Trust exists to fight back for locals being priced out of their area…The Community Land Trust is a real glimmer of hope for the future, something I truly believe could be life-changing.” Phil Spencer, property expert and presenter of Location, Location, Location.
“Community Land Trusts offer fantastic inspiring examples of how people can come together to create solutions to the economic challenges they face. CLTs are springing up across the country, building affordable homes and helping create a more social economy. The Social Economy Alliance fully supports the campaign for politicians to make CLTs a key part of addressing the critical housing problem in this country.” Dan Gregory, Director, Social Economy Alliance.
"The Nationwide Foundation has been a key funder of Community Land Trusts for six years. During this time we have witnessed the crucial role that the National CLT Network plays in supporting and expanding this approach to creating affordable housing, in both rural and urban areas. We hope that the next Government listens carefully to views of the National CLT Network and recognises that community land trusts are an important component to deliver more affordable housing". Gary Hartin, Programme Manager, The Nationwide Foundation
"The Building Social Housing Foundation is keen to see the growth of CLTs as one of the forms of community-led housing which are addressing some of the flaws in today's housing markets, helping to reconnect communities, generate great social value and provide genuinely affordable homes", Jennifer Line, Building Social Housing Foundation
"Garden Cities and Community Land Trusts go hand in hand in the creation of a socially and economic sustainable community. If a new settlement doesn't have a CLT model in its DNA then I can't see how it could be called a garden city". Philip Ross, Chair of the Garden City Alliance