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 will be 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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Event: Delivering Affordable Zero Carbon Housing

On Wednesday 14th April 2021 Eastern New Energy are hosting a webinar on delivering affordable zero carbon housing ...
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Those on low incomes in rural communities often face real difficulties trying to find a home of their own in a village. Discuss local housing needs with our Rural Housing Enabler, Sunila Osborne: https://t.co/1EusFJdE3Y

@West_Suffolk @MidSuffolk @BaberghDistrict @eastern_homes

Along with other partners, the group working to end homelessness in Cambridge, @ittakesacity, is using a CLT model to identify a site for at least 6 modular homes like those pictured to house the houseless in the community. #communityledhousing
Read more>> https://t.co/h7RqJsEE15

You can now view our webinar with #charities & #communityledhousing experts Lizzie Wilson & Emma Ridge discuss the many models of affordable housing inc #sharedownership & #sharedequity on demand https://t.co/ebXedvwMoQ

Our next Cohousing Cafe for established communities is at 1pm on 10th May. If you live in #cohousing then come and share with others about your experiences. https://t.co/OwO0rDkggP

The staff and trustees of Cambridgeshire ACRE are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all of the Royal Family at this sad time.

"The story behind the Homebaked bakery and Community Land Trust is incredibly inspiring - a real show of working-class resilience, pride and defiance and the power of people pulling together." Homebaked - The Musical is coming! https://t.co/zuAZKiBy98

📢 We're pleased to announce the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021/22 in partnership with @Housing_Justice. Funding from @mhclg will help community & faith groups transform winter services for people sleeping rough.

⬇️ Find out more. ⬇️

Thanks to the incredible @SEASALTHousing @NoMoreLandlords will be sharing these fun co-operative lessons every Tuesday. Stay tuned if you want to learn more about co-operatives! #coops #cooperativeeconomy #democratic

On 14th April the New Eastern Energy project are running an event on delivering affordable zero carbon housing, with a focus on the East of England.

Find out more and sign up to the free webinar: https://t.co/oVzPvpibn5

#sustainability #energy #zerocarbon #affordablehousing

After the initial success of Everyone In, it has become too easy for people to fall through the gaps.

🗓️Our report on #Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector comes out on Wednesday 31st March.

#housing #renting #COVID19

Free #communityledhousing event - No place like home: the role of communities in solving Britain’s housing crisis
This session will investigate what role communities could play in developing resilient, affordable housing.
📅Tues 30 March, 2pm
Register: https://t.co/UUULOY6GzK

The recordings and presentations from our launch events last week are now available: https://t.co/uCbFxr6D7a

Please get in touch if you have any queries!

#communityledhousing #easterncommunityhomes #community #housing #affordablehousing #placemaking

The recordings and presentations from our launch events last week are now available: https://t.co/uCbFxr6D7a

Please get in touch if you have any queries!

#communityledhousing #easterncommunityhomes #community #housing #affordablehousing #placemaking

The #CommunityHousingFund can make a difference across the country, just as it did in Cambridgeshire for the Haddenham CLT. We're glad to see it renewed, and hope that its funding will be boosted in future. https://t.co/Rrj0F34bVu

Come along & chat with Network CEO Owen Jarvis to find out more about our 2021 membership offer & the release of the #Cohousing Guide on Mon 29 March at 5pm. Members & prospective members all welcome! Register https://t.co/AwJys5Ue11 https://t.co/wo01QDk1AX