New Wortley Housing Association

New Wortley Housing Association (NWHA) are aiming to address local housing need by building housing that is owned by the community, for the community. 

They plan on building twenty-two social and affordable homes at Holdforth Place in New Wortley; fifteen of which will be three-bed homes for families and seven of which will be accessible two-bed flats for those aged over 55. NWHA will rent the homes to members of the community who are on the Leeds City Council housing waiting list and in priority bands A or B. 

NWHA are aiming to build the homes to, or as close to, Passivhaus standards as possible with LEDA (Leeds Environmental Design Agency) as our Architects for this exciting project.

Mistress Lane

We are planning to create new affordable homes on Mistress Lane in Armley. It’s a big challenge. The land we are hoping to build on slopes which will impact on building and we need to make sure the money stacks up. But Armley really needs some new affordable housing and so we are determined to do all we can to make it happen. 

So far we have some initial architect designs and have been working with community reps and young people in Armley to find out what people want. 

But we still need more people of Armley to get involved. People who might be interested in living in one of the homes, and people who’d like to see more affordable homes in their neighbourhood.

Might that be you? You can check out our Armley Facebook Group for updates. And It’d be great to tell you more about where we’re up to – and to get your thoughts on how we could make this work in Armley. If you’re interested, please get in touch.


Our vision is to empower York people to create their own low cost, environmentally sustainable housing that creates and sustains community

YorSpace is a Community Land Trust that is leading a revolution in how housing is funded, delivered and owned in York. YorSpace is passionate about changing how house building is funded and delivered to make it more fair, more accessible, more environmentally friendly and more community controlled. Our approach is distinctly different from conventional market housing.

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Project Freedom

Project Freedom creating Leeds’ first LGBT+ housing project and community arts centre.

Visit the Project Freedom website to read all about this innovative LGBT+ community-led organisation that is planning to build:

  • Pride of Place Living: a multi-generational housing complex of at least 70 high quality fully accessible, flexible and affordable homes in central Leeds. Approximately 50% of the homes will be for older people with care and extra care needs, the remainder will be for families and young people.
  • Pride of Place: the creation of a Community & Cultural Arts Centre for the LGBTQ+ community in central Leeds.

Project Freedom is currently in the first stages of development, actively seeking new members, contributors and partners

For more information please email

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