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


March 17, 21

Eastern Community Homes: We Do Housing Differently. Housing Associations.

The third event in 'Eastern Community Homes: We Do Housing Differently', aimed at housing associations and local authorities. ...
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Coming Home Report

In February 2021 ‘Coming Home: Tackling the housing crisis together’ was released by The Commission of the Archbishops ...
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Next week our free online launch event begins!! So far 371 tickets have been booked across the 5 sessions. There are still places available on our Housing Association, Case Study, and Q&A sessions. Book now!

#communityledhousing #CLH


Towns in the East of England including Colchester, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Lowestoft, and Stevenage are Towns Fund recipients. Check if your town is below and get in touch to find out more about community-led housing...

Terrific new that Marmalade Lane has been awarded the Sustainability Special Award at the @CTAwards - a great credit to the original ambition of a small group of determined people, wanting to make a change for the better https://t.co/zFHxDN2yeH

We're celebrating the launch of Eastern Community Homes with online sessions from 16th-18th March. They're free, short and about supporting community groups to deliver affordable homes for local people.

Sound like your cup of prosecco? https://t.co/u1qRimmAft @eastern_homes

Huzzah! @tonichousing just got the greenlight for the UK's first LGBT+ retirement housing. #CommunityLedHousing https://t.co/b2diBdhdqM

A great opportunity for communities to discover more about community led housing, the successful schemes in the East of England, and how to access support through Eastern Community Homes to create housing in your community! https://t.co/pI4j8T3iqc

Sign up to the free events hosted by Eastern Community Homes to discover the potential for community-led housing in your community and how to access support! https://t.co/tC4py67B3v

We are excited that in two weeks our launch event, 'Eastern Community Homes: We Do Housing Differently', begins! Sign up below to our free online sessions...


#communityledhousing #housing #community #affordablehousing #onlineevent

Forge Bank #Cohousing in #Lancaster have shared an amazing live timeline of their project development which is invaluable information for those wanting to follow in their footsteps and create a cohousing community, or even move to Forgebank! https://t.co/O2OnbYHkBx

Don't forget it is the #Cohousing cafe today, an opportunity for established cohousing communities to chat with one another. Grab some lunch and come along for a chat. https://t.co/fyUzZdyUKu

@RSNonline calls on Gov’t to fairly fund rural areas and asks that Gov’t policies are developed and implemented in ways which consider the particular needs of rural communities. You can read more at Revitalising Rural: Realising the Vision: https://t.co/6aKkgcboA5

Missed our #RuralHousingSummit event yesterday? Curious about what a neighbourhood plan is and how it can be used to provide affordable housing in your #rural community?

Here's a recording of the event 😉


We are pleased to announce the 12th and 13th local authorities to pledge their support to Eastern Community Homes are Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council! View the councils who have pledged their support: https://t.co/fWZQU9nh08

Really interesting afternoon considering the potential for community led housing, with @eastern_homes and @Eco_motive plus other councils from across the East region.

A series of FREE online events taking place between 16-18 March to launch 'Eastern Community Homes', a new community-led housing hub in the East of England. The events will be hosted by @cambsacre Register now to secure your place.