People power to fuel supply of new homes in Liverpool

Liverpool is set to spearhead a new community-led housing revolution with city council owned land and properties to be marketed to local organisations. A report to the city council’s Cabinet next Friday (20 January) is recommending the adoption of a Community Led Housing (CLH) Asset Disposal Policy, which aims to unlock vacant land and properties for community groups to convert into new homes. The proposed policy echoes the ambition of the city’s Victorian and Edwardian ancestors who created the first social housing scheme in Europe and the UK’s first community led housing group.

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