Community-led Housing

Accelerating the growth of Community-led Housing across Calderdale. An initiative to support groups develop and deliver homes.

Accelerating Community-led Housing in Calderdale

All over the country, community-led housing groups are springing up and tackling the housing crisis head-on, delivering quality, affordable homes that meet the local needs.

From May 2019 to March 2020 Calder Valley Community Land Trust, in partnership with Calderdale Council, was able to offer free support and advice to help community-led groups develop the homes we need.

Unfortunately, the government’s decision not to renew the Community Housing Fund meant that our involvement in this project had to cease. However we still try to help other community-led housing groups and potential groups locally on an informal basis.

 A short film Britains Housing Crisis: A people-powered solution, produced by Jon King (Envisuals), can be found on YouTube.

CVCLT Community-Led Homes leaflet




Useful Links


Locality is a national organisation that supports community groups with resources, grant applications and many other things. They have helped CVCLT throughout our journey. They have a dedicated section on Community-led housing

National Community Land Trust Network

CLTs are growing fast. This is our National Network. There is a lot of background, case studies and useful information here.

UK Cohousing

If you want to know more about co-housing, then this site has a lot of background, case studies, events and a wealth of useful information.

Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH)

The CCH promotes the work done by co‑operative and mutual housing organisations. Its site has a lot of background and information on the co-operative housing movement.

 National Custom and Self-Build Association (NaCSBA)

An association seeking to make self-build a mainstream way of creating your own home.  They run a self-build portal with useful information and links.

Calderdale Council’s Local plan community housing page

This page includes links to the Calderdale Self-Build register and other information on community housing in the borough.