The National CLT Network has commissioned a study on the economic and social benefits of community led housing.
The study will demonstrate the value for money of community led housing and the wider socio-economic benefits, employing the methodology used by Treasury itself. This will strengthen our case to the Government to renew the Community Housing Fund (CHF) in this autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).
Economists at the consultancy Capital Economics will carry out this research. They have done similar research projects on housing for Shelter, the Local Government Association and others. The research is being supported by sector expert Dr Tom Archer of Sheffield Hallam University.
The study will consist of a literature review of existing data and research on the subject, a survey of completed community housing projects and in-depth interviews with a selected number of projects.
We expect to launch the research in mid-September when we will share the findings with members and partners and welcome its use in other organisations' CSR submissions.
Thanks to Power to Change and Nationwide Foundation for funding this important piece of work.
For more information please contact Raimah Amevor, Project Manager, at Raimah@communityledhomes.org.uk.
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