Latest developments and news in the CLT and community led housing movements
What would it take to level up communities that are left behind? That question will be at the top...
We have published new independent research on delivering the pipeline of community led housing in...
On Monday the Community Land Trust Network, four of its member CLTs and the New Social Covenant...
A new £4m Community Housing Fund has been launched to increase community led affordable housing.
“If the purpose of housing was understood as building homes and communities, not merely building accommodation with bricks and mortar, the whole nature of the industry would be changed.” What would that look like?
CLTs might have heard about a number of new funding streams linked to recovery and local regeneration recently announced by government.
We have submitted our response to the government’s ‘Right to Regenerate’ consultation, which sets out plans to make it easier for communities to buy underused publicly owned land and derelict buildings.
New research revealed that half of local authorities in England and Wales are supportive of community led housing development, up from 1 in 3 when we last carried out this research.
We were sad to hear that Tony Crofts, a pioneer of the English CLT movement, passed away in Bristol on 3 February 2021. Tony played a key role in setting up the first Community Land Trust in England in 1983, a full 27 years before the National CLT Network was founded.
After 10 years leading the National CLT Network, Catherine Harrington will be stepping down as Chief Executive at the beginning of March.
The government has announced that £4million in revenue funding has been allocated to a renewed Community Housing Fund for 2021/22.
The Government is asking for feedback on its plans to make it easier for communities to buy underused land and derelict buildings for affordable housing and other community spaces. Read our draft response.
Blog authored by Dr Tom Archer, independent research consultant and a research fellow at Sheffield Hallam University on the future pipeline of community led housing.
Rosie McBride (Research Officer) and Tom Chance (joint Chief Executive) write about our new State of the Sector report, and what it tells us about the community led housing sector in ‘left behind’ parts of England.
New comprehensive analysis of CLTs published by the National CLT Network shows the growing impact of the movement and the scale of the market opportunities opening.
The Government has published Planning for the future, a white paper proposing radical changes to the planning system.
New research setting out community led housing’s high value for money delivery boosts the case for the Community Housing Fund to be renewed.
The National CLT Network has joined a new action group to stress the importance of housing diversification to government and the need for the Community Housing Fund to be renewed for a further five years.
An independent evaluation of the National CLT Network’s Start Up Fund says the programme has advanced the community led housing sector as a whole and proven the need for early-stage support.
The Law Commission has backed our 10 year campaign to exempt CLTs from leasehold enfranchisement, giving CLTs the ability to protect affordable homes in perpetuity.
Community led housing has a key part to play in the country’s post-lockdown economic recovery. A blog authored by the Co-Chief Executive of the National CLT Network, Catherine Harrington.
A blog authored by the Co-Chief Executive of the National CLT Network, Catherine Harrington about the role of CLTs in the post-pandemic recovery.
The case for the Community Housing Fund to be extended has been strengthened as a new report commissioned by a consortium of charities reveals a potential pipeline of over 23,000 affordable community led homes.
Our co-chief executive, Tom Chance, explores what community means in the context of the CLT movement.
Shelley Feldman at Heart of Hastings CLT writes about bottom up regeneration work, and why it matters.
Creating a strong and effective community land trust is a journey. And key to a CLT’s long-term success is a robust and diverse membership.
Dan Barron, a community organiser at PEACH, tells the story of how PEACE formed and how it’s building community power.
Authored by Lianna Etkind, London CLT. London CLT, and the 23 genuinely affordable homes built at St Clements, wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the power of community organising.
Guest blog from Charli Bristow, Research and Projects Manager at Future of London, talks municipalism after having chaired the SHICC conference’s closing plenary, on the topic.
Blog Authored by Chris Brown, igloo on what resident led council estate generation looks like.
Research undertaken by the National Community Land Trust Network has revealed that a third of local authorities in England are now supporting community led housing development.
Andrea Jones of Brighton & Hove CLT explains why the CLT started out assuming we would not become an RP and why they changed their minds.