WE SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY-LED HOUSING IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND This includes support, training and skills, as well as land and funding More about Eastern Community Homes WE EDUCATE PEOPLE ON COMMUNITY-LED HOUSING IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND This includes support, training and skills, as well as land and funding

What we do

For people creating housing together

Home is more than just a roof over your head. Housing is also about creating a place of safety and comfort within a strong community.

Our aim is to help people unite in the East of England, and allow them to make affordable homes that support local people.

We increase supply for new homes through community-led housing projects. With our expertise, support and funding we can bring these to life.

Community-led housing comes in many forms, so there is no one standard approach.

Whether you are exploring community land trusts or co-operative projects, we can help you create your long term homes.
We give you power over how you want to live.

You will play a key role in solving local problems by creating affordable homes and strong communities.
These aims are difficult to reach through common housing streams.

We will provide a ‘one stop shop’ so that communities in East Anglia understand the opportunities they have.

Together we can ensure a smooth working partnership to build new homes for those with local incomes.
Such homes are built to high standards of energy efficiency, using new and progressive building methods.

We do housing differently

There is a construction crisis currently taking place across the country, so we cannot dispute the need for extra homes.

New homes are often built by private developers or local authorities for sale, rent and part-ownership through a select few methods.

But community-led homes offer a different path.

We work with people who want to ensure there is always fairly-priced housing in their area.

Our role is to help inform, educate, inspire and promote joint projects that will survive for years to come.

Whatever your role in that process – investor, partner, promoter, leader– we have information ready to help you become part of something special.



We provide a selection of support services for communities in the East of England, so they
can benefit from the opportunities community-led housing provides.

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We are working with local authorities and councils to provide training and resources. We will also source funding for local schemes.

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There's many outstanding community-led housing projects already taking place across the East of England. 

Find out more about the different types of projects and their progress by clicking the button below.

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Eastern Community Homes map of community-led housing in projects in East of England

What we do


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How community-led housing can help deliver sustainable growth within the Ox-Cam Arc

The Community-Led Housing at Scale event was held on Wednesday 2 March, brought to you by Eastern Community ...
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Is the government doing enough to stave off the #CostOfLivingCrisis in #rural areas?

READ our response to the #QueensSpeech2022


"Unless substantive support can be found to help vulnerable rural households find ways to reduce their energy bills, & the cost of housing driven down, many more people living in the countryside could find themselves facing a very difficult future"

READ: https://t.co/GNc8TImuKa

#traintravel is truly the only way to travel.

Early morning train Paris to Milano. No passports. No queues. Just the romance of inter-country with stunning views like this.


Join us for FREE training, online workshops and networking events specifically designed for community businesses:
- Opening & Closing Routines – best practice
- East of England Networking Event
- Scottish Study Visit – Black Bull Gartmore

We've teamed up with some great partners @OrwellHousing @RFCambsAndBeds @YMCATrinity
@CambsCC @RiversideUK to deliver a new housing related support service supporting #YoungPeople affected by #homelessness across #Cambridgeshire

Opportunity to have your voice heard? Apply before the end of April #AffordableHousing #CommunityLedHousing #ruralhousing

ECH Enabler Giles Meredith shares his experience in #CommunityLedHousing at this seminar #MoreThanBricks #ruralhousing with @EnglishRural

Many CLH groups are also interested in the environmental impact of their projects, here's an idea of what it is like to live in a house built to Passive House standards #CommunityLedHousing

Great to see two Community Land Trusts in @EastCambs being awarded Community Housing Fund grants to bring forward new affordable homes for local residents. Well done Kennett CLT and Swaffham Bulbeck CLT https://t.co/wCw9FdAM6P

Great news for #CommunityLedHousing from the dept of #LevellingUp. Well done to @CommLedHousing for their advocacy and commitment #CommunityHousingFund

Our Wisbech Co-ordinator Robert is at The Job Cafe today. 10 - 12 at Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech!

Come down and have a chat, and maybe even get registered onto our support programme!

@bristow01 @QMC_Wisbech @CambsSkills @cambsacre @CPFT_NHS @head2toecharity @HAYCambsPboro

We just updated this article to include @scope who offer free energy and water advice to disabled people.

If you are worried about the energy price rise, we have put together the support that is available in Norfolk and nationally here:

#Communityledhousing is often part of a wider community movement, Caulder Valley CLT is at the centre of theirs and the results speak for themselves...

This is a great little video from @MayorOfWY @TracyBrabin, praising what's happening in #Todmorden (and what we're doing in @cvclt1 to contribute!). One to watch! @jeaniekerr @ScottAPatient @CommLandTrusts @localitynews @HomesPeople @TLCinTOD @Todtalk #CommunityLedHousing https://t.co/vtjos8SZyH