Government’s call for data on community led housing could see fund extended

Thursday 25 April 2019

Homes England has issued a call for information on the demand for long-term funding for community led housing.

 

This is a significant moment for the community led housing movement, following recent campaigning by the National Community Land Trust Network and our members calling for the Community Housing Fund to be extended.

 

Community land trusts, cohousing, housing co-operatives and development trusts (outside of London) are being asked to provide information on their plans to build or renovate homes now or in the future.

 

Groups working independently of an enabler hub will need to submit their own data. Where groups are working with an enabler hub, you should check if your hub will submit data on your behalf.

 

The deadline for information to be submitted is Friday 31 May 2019.

 

Homes England require the following information on projects:
 

  • A project description
  • The number and types of homes anticipated
  • The tenure of the homes anticipated
  • The location of the proposed homes
  • Anticipated delivery timescales
  • The current stage of the proposal

 

Find the Homes England pro-forma here

 

Groups which have submitted capital and revenue applications don’t need to re-enter their data - unless they have plans for future projects.

 

Completed forms should be emailed to communityhousingfund@homesengland.gov.uk by Friday 31 May 2019.

 

Tom Chance, Director at the National CLT Network, said:

 

“The Housing Minister will be discussing the future of the Community Housing Fund as part of the Spending Review imminently. This is a critical time for our movement, and an opportunity to collate a strong evidence base which clearly demonstrates to the Treasury that the Community Housing Fund needs to be extended.”

 

Submit data here

 

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