Who we are

Community Led Homes, North Yorkshire and East Riding is the hub for community led housing in the region.

We exist to:

  • Promote community led housing as a viable housing delivery option with tangible and non-tangible benefits to all potential residents, communities and partners throughout the North Yorkshire and East Riding region.
  • Be the central point of information for the development of all forms of community led housing.
  • Deliver activities and workshops to interested communities.
  • Be ambassadors for community led housing, locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Develop a pipeline of community led homes throughout the region, the majority of which would be affordable homes to enable the sustainability of rural and market town communities, and support existing services to create new opportunities.

Photo by Marmalade Lane Co Housing Community

We support communities that want:

  • To build and manage their own schemes.
  • To develop and own their scheme but not manage them.
  • The whole package of support, with a housing association, or other appropriate body, taking on a long lease.

We work collaboratively and in positive partnership with key public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations, to provide effective solutions for communities to deliver affordable community led housing.

The hub is currently co-hosted by Community First Yorkshire, in partnership with Humber and Wolds Rural Action.

The hub is part of the national community led housing hub network, and information and knowledge is shared between other regional hubs. We have assisted the national community led housing organisations to gather evidence for central government housing delivery policies, grant programmes and responded to government consultations.

To find out more about us, see the people behind the hub.

The hub: who’s who

Sarah Hart

Community Led Housing Hub Manager

Angela Walmsley

Community Led Housing Hub Manager

Peter Hirschfeld

Community Led Housing Advisor