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Covid-19 has sent shockwaves through virtually every part of our lives and almost every aspect of the economy. The impact of the pandemic is going to be profound on our communities but it does provide us with the opportunity to take stock and re-evaluate how we can do things better across our region.
Community Led Housing is a growing movement across the UK, in which people are taking action and managing housing projects to build the affordable homes that the country urgently needs. 87,000 people are members of community led housing groups; there’s been a 2121% increase in Community Land Trusts in a decade (from 14 to 311) and 6,000 community led homes in the pipeline (CommunityLedHomes.org.uk).
This webinar will explore the case for Community Led Housing and the role it could play in enhancing the housing mix across the West Midlands. The webinar will also consider what CLH means in practice; how it can be advanced as a serious proposition to enhance communities across the region as well as looking at a live example of an organisation which went from theory to practice.
Delegates will get the chance to ask questions to our panel, with a Q&A being held at the end of the session.
We are bringing together key stakeholders from across the region to share their thoughts on what role Community Led Housing can play in building a more sustainable and affordable housing mix for the West Midlands region.
Tom Chance (Joint Chief Executive, National Community Land Trust Network)
Afzal Hussain (Chief Officer, Witton Lodge Community Association)
Abigail Ryan (Development Manager, West Midlands Urban Community Homes)
Carl Taylor (Director at Redditch Co-operative Homes and Head of Strategy for Birmingham)
Facilitated by: Keith Jeffrey (CEO, Breakthrough Coaching & Consultancy)