Launch of the Community-led Housing Programme
Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT) is holding a launch event for the new Brighton & Hove Community-led Housing Programme at the Brighthelm Centre on Wednesday 21 February, 5.30pm.
This free event is a chance to find out more about community-led housing, why it’s good for the city and what support is available to groups who want to set up their own projects.
All welcome – sign up via Eventbrite and please spread the news.
Community-led housing models include housing co-operatives, cohousing and self-build projects, keeping resident engagement and consent at the core. It is a way to create more genuinely affordable and secure homes, allowing local people to take control of their housing and to create community focused alternatives to the limited choices offered by the current housing market.
At the launch event there will be the opportunity to:
Find out more about what community-led housing is and why it could be a good option for you.
Hear about exciting examples of community-led housing right here in Brighton & Hove.
Meet other people who want to start their own housing projects.
Find out more about Housing Ourselves: grants of £1,000 up to £50,000 available to housing groups.
Learn about how the Programme can connect you with experts, or how your expertise could be useful to a community-led housing group.
Ask us questions, including advice on Housing Ourselves grant applications.
Let us know what ideas you have for community-led housing in Brighton & Hove and what support you need to make them happen.
Food will be provided at the start of the event (It will all be vegetarian, but please let us know if you have additional dietary requirements).
If you won’t be able to attend the event due to childcare, please get in touch asap and we might be able to help with costs.
The event will start at 5.30pm (registration from 5.15pm) and will take place in the Auditorium, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD.
You can find out more about the Programme here: bhclt.org.uk/housing-support-and-grants