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

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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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A brilliant project being delivered by @cambsacre Read the summer newsletter above. #newlifeoldwest #rurallife

Rural Planning in the 2020s https://t.co/XuTBA0anjC
The @RTPIPlanners have produced a report on the challengers rural communities face in planning policy. The role of organisations like @cambsacre play in supporting communities via #communityledhousing is vital in delivery.

It’s over now for Johnson. The Mail papers were his last defenders. They’ve given up on him now, too. The dynamic here was Rothermere and his concern for his papers and Dacre and his concern for his peerage. Rothermere has had enough of that. https://t.co/I2JNFnVmyJ

https://t.co/qVgdViBOKI "Countryside communities at the epicentre of a housing crisis will be put at the forefront of planning policies to shape strategies for new homes, the chairman of a rural taskforce has pledged." @northyorkscc 🏡 #RuralHousing #MoreThanBricks

We're looking for a suitable contractor to supply and deliver outdoor information boards for our @NewLifeOldWest project. All the tendering information can be found on our website at https://t.co/cxPfficXXE Please share if you know any suitable companies.

@eastern_homes and the @RCCEssex are working together to deliver an online webinar to explore how different partnerships within a community led project can provide innovative and enduring solutions to housing issues. More info at https://t.co/XfYvnSvRRj #communityledhousing

The Community Housing Fund is still on the table! Read how we got the CHF back on the agenda and how you can help get it renewed.

#communityledhousing #communitylandtrusts

Read the blog >> https://t.co/sYHONA4rzo

Exciting development for the new community at Northstowe in South Cambridgeshire. #community #placemaking @SouthCambs

Thanks to @CarolineLucas for getting this supportive statement from @StuartAndrew, with the #CommunityHousingFund back on the table we're working hard to get it renewed. The potential the minister recognises can't get very far without £££.

23 new Eastlight homes in #Braintree are now ready for residents! 🙌🏡 12 homes for social rent will follow in the summer.

The new shared ownership homes on Manor Street form part of @BraintreeDC's Victoria Square town centre regeneration project 👏