Community-led housing shows high value for money – CHF lobby reaches final stages

To assist in lobbying the government for the extension of the Community Housing Fund, the National Community Land Trust Network commissioned research assessing the value for money of community-led housing in England, funded by Power to Change and the Nationwide Foundation and conducted independently by Capital Economics.

The research was launched online on 15th September 2020 to an audience of MPs, Lords, government officials and other stakeholders. Key speakers at the event included the Minister of State for Housing, the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP and Danny Kruger MP who was recently asked by the Prime Minister to lead a review into how to sustain the significant community response to Covid-19.

The research concludes that community-led housing demonstrates high value for money – delivering  much-needed additional housing that meets local housing need, is affordable to those on lower incomes and delivers wider wellbeing benefits that provide a net positive to society

The full report Housing by the community, for the community – An assessment of the value for money of community led housing in England is available to read now and you can see the video of the launch below: