In January 2018, the Housing Commission on Community-Led Housing published its report, ‘Community-Led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities’. Set up by CCIN as a policy lab and led by Croydon Council, the Commission’s practical approach is aimed at promoting good practice and innovation to enable councils to work with communities to generate more affordable housing and make best use of government funding for community-led housing (CLH).

The report is timely because the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is due to publish the prospectus for the next phase of the £240m Community Housing Fund in England. This Fund is providing £60m a year over four years for local community groups, registered providers and local authorities to support CLH. Funding for CLH is also provided by the Welsh and Scottish governments.

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Final Report: Community-Led Housing: a Key Role for Local Authorities