Enabler hub

We support local community groups to create their own community housing

Thanks to generous support from Power To Change (who also invested in our community share offer) we’ve established a community-led housing hub in Cross Green, on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, from which we are currently piloting a support service for emerging community-led housing projects in the Leeds City Region.

Throughout 2018 we will provide intensive support to at least three community-led housing groups that want to create permanently affordable, community-led housing. We know how challenging this can be – and we want to use our expertise to give them every chance of success.

Groups we’re currently supporting

Supporting others to create People Powered Homes – as well as building homes ourselves – is central to how we want to be involved in creating 1000 permanently affordable homes over the next ten years. Groups we are currently supporting include:

  • Otley Community Land Trust - a group of people working on plans for community ownership for a range of assets in Otley – including permanently affordable housing.
  • An emerging student housing co-op in Leeds – part of wider student housing coop movement across the UK
  • Yorspace - a group of people developing plans for affordable, sustainable homes in York
  • ShangriLeeds - working to create a co-housing community in Leeds

Getting help

If you are exploring setting up a community-led housing project, and would be interested in us supporting you – please get in touch.