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"The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed."

How to provide Local Affordable Homes for Local People

Community Led Housing

  • Need affordable housing for your community?
  • Concerned whether local residents can afford to live in your community?
  • Lacking smaller homes for young people to gain their independence or older residents to downsize to?
  • Needing types of affordable housing the community has identified for local people?

Find out how Community Led Housing can offer a solution

What is Community Led Housing?

  • Community led housing schemes consist of small developments of quality, affordable homes to buy or rent. The homes are owned by your community –

and you have a say in who lives in them

  • The community is at the heart of providing Affordable Housing by identifying and fulfilling local needs, through community consultation
  • Homes built and owned by the community for the long term benefit of the community – whether that’s income from rents straight into the community purse or homes for sale kept at affordable prices in the long term
  • Run by a local, independent and not for profit organisation – often specially created for the purpose of building affordable homes
  • Ensuring key decisions on new homes are made by the community - from the most suitable site, through design, to who moves in
  • Democratic and accountable to the wider community
  • Safeguarded from the Right to Buy

How to get started?

Humber & Wolds Rural Action, have been appointed as the Community Support Agency by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, to promote the development of Community Led Housing across the county, by helping to set up community groups, to apply for the available funding from ERYC and engage in community consultation.

We are holding a Holderness area event at Aldbrough Sports Hall on Saturday 28th April from 10 am to 12:30 pm with a buffet lunch provided. The event will explain the concept of Community Led Housing and also the planned development of a Community Land Trust for Holderness, based on a model used successfully in Lincolnshire, to help small communities develop Community Led Homes for local people.

If you wish to attend the free event to learn more about this initiative, please contact HWRA by 21st April 2018, to book your place. To register your interest in attending the event, please contact:-  

Peter Hirschfeld on 07539 477046 or email

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