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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Great potential development, although funding is low. #ruralaffordablehousing
53 councils get slice of £58m to deliver homes on brownfield sites https://t.co/REzdncWceN

Less than three weeks until our briefing event on the @QGCanopy tree planting initiative to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Join us to learn more: https://t.co/OOcY32jT67 #PlantaTreefortheJubilee #Jubilee #QGC

1/4 Would you be interested in being involved in a community-led housing development in #Chelmsford?
Community-led housing is where local people and groups help to design & deliver new housing, without profiting from it.

Are you wondering how you could improve the #energyefficiency of your home? Our Cambridgeshire Home Energy Support Service project offers FREE advice and support! ☎️ 0800 8021773 💻 warmhomes@pect.org.uk #WarmHomesWeek

Delighted to welcome Charlie Fisher @TransitionbyD as a speaker at our ‘More than living’ #communityledhousing at scale event on 25-Oct. Hear about his experiences of large scale community-led housing development in Oxford. More at https://t.co/jmYYsBOGfW

On 25 Oct 2021, join @eastern_homes and @eelga for ‘More than living’, an event looking at how #communityledhousing at scale could transform the Growth Agenda for #communities across the East of England. More info at https://t.co/mqzPG196Zk

(1) It's go-time for #communityledhousing groups who want to benefit from the £4m Community Housing Fund launched yesterday.

Next steps:
1. Complete the eligibility tracker ASAP
2. Sign up for applicants webinar 16 Sept

Do both on this page>> https://t.co/XsyT5atQfZ https://t.co/t22jpVSBJL

Here's an update on the @ChorltonCLT project hoping to transform an old picture house (where the Bee Gees first performed) into a community space, a food hall and #communityledhousing. The group has applied to the Community Ownership Fund!
More details >> https://t.co/Nbjutezugw https://t.co/tEkj1u2F0q

We are today launching our 'Introduction to Eastern Community Homes' video which features some of our advisors, local authorities, and groups currently being supported by the hub.

View the video here - https://t.co/2X3n8688Ho

#communityledhousing #easterncommunityhomes

Any groups with membership to @community_land, check out this free event with @Wrigleys_CSE exploring how Community Land Trusts can deliver co-working spaces, an increasingly popular form of working!

#coworking #event #communityledhousing

A need to understand that there is life outside our City's and Towns #rural

Rural Lens of Build Back Better High Streets https://t.co/TO6mnAGAIE

The network of @CommLedHousing enabling hubs in England and Wales makes all the difference in the world for #communityledhousing groups to get started & keep thriving. But don't take our word for it, see the video introducing @eastern_homes below!
Hubs > https://t.co/2El1ih9bNn https://t.co/kUfJfIKzoA