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.


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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.


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


January 1, 21

Eastern Community Homes Events – Coming soon

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Affordable Rural Housing Will Boost Rural Economies

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A new report has been released highlighting how affordable rural housing will boost rural economies if invested in. Read more on our website:

For more updates on Eastern Community Homes and our work with technical advisors, local authorities, and nationally as a Hub, follow our LinkedIn page:

Huge marketplace of online booths at today’s Cambridgeshire Local Councils Conference. It may be a bit different to normal but these orgs are ready to chat with delegates #cambsparishes @CameandCo @ConnectingCambs @eastern_homes @fensbiosphere @huntsdc @Living_Sport (2/3)

Today we are attending the Cambridgeshire Local Councils Conference online! If you are attending then come and see our booth and feel free to chat if you have any questions!

#cambsparishes #communityledhousing #easterncommunityhomes

We're pleased to present our offer of support to local authorities and their local councils and communities who are interested in community-led housing. Take a look here; https://t.co/AWyM6lwrQ4

Lavenham CLT contacted its MP @jc4southsuffolk asking him to write to the Chancellor about the value for money of investing in #communityledhousing through a renewed CHF. @eastern_homes

Send a letter to your MP today + tell us! All info + templates here> https://t.co/PT13A4zHoq

Groups across the country are contacting their MPs to make one thing clear:
A renewed Community Housing Fund will allow more than 10,000 homes to be built and support the future of community-led housing; providing homes where they're needed at prices people can truly afford. https://t.co/aldaVGFb67

Still time to book for the online Cambs Local Councils Conference 2020 (23 Oct). Case studies on how councils and communities have responded to COVID-19 and learning workshops too. Come and join the 100 councils already booked https://t.co/iscxg9hlCl @CambsCC @CAMBS_CAPALC

Our State of the Sector report plots the growing impact of the #CommunityLandTrust movement.

The expansion of @CommLedHousing's network of enabling hubs since 2011 means groups in almost all of England+Wales have local help to start #communityledhousing!

Our new 2020 State of the Sector report maps the massive growth in the #CommunityLandTrust movement over the last 12 years. Share it far and wide so everyone can understand how #communityledhousing can become a mainstreamed part of #ukhousing #NCLTNTurns10 https://t.co/DYJO8DhIx3

Making your first foray into #neighbourhoodplanning? Our step-by-step Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap is a great place to start 🗺️