New toolkit provides one-stop-shop for community-led housing

Using funding from the Nationwide Foundation, the Housing Association Charitable Trust (Hact) has launched a new toolkit for community-led housing. The toolkit brings together, for the first time, all the specialist documentation required to develop a community-led housing scheme into one place.

The online toolkit is free and has over 200 pages, with huge amounts of information about community-led housing, as well as signposts to external online points of reference as well. Each page has a selection of real-life examples of successful schemes, as well as templates and sample documents.

This toolkit is targeted at local authorities and housing associations who play critical roles in enabling community-led housing schemes, yet don’t always know where to find the information they need.

The toolkit can be accessed here.

Hact received a grant of £92,761 from the Nationwide Foundation and was also supported by LandAid and Ecology Building Society. The Nationwide Foundation wants to ensure that there is better access to information, support, advice and technical expertise that is needed to progress a community-led housing scheme. Supporting this toolkit helps to achieve this outcome and was part of the Nationwide Foundation’s Backing Community-Led Housing programme.