The Mayor of London pledges £30k to create a knowledge hub for self-building, community-led housing and sustainable living.
RUSS is developing a School of Community-led Housing to offer individuals, community groups and housing professionals the chance to learn from RUSS’s five years of experience and gain information about how to set up a community-led housing project. The School will offer one-day workshops which will be interactive, with exercises designed to stimulate discussion around the issues of community-led housing.
RUSS doesn’t have all the answers but it has found creative and robust ways to gain access to land on which to build, and is keen to share its learning and inspire others. The workshop also is a great opportunity to meet others interested in joining or forming community housing groups.
Our next workshop – How to Organise a Community Housing Project – is scheduled on Saturday 15 July 2017, 10.30am-4pm at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT.
To register an interest in attending future workshops email here
Topics will include:
- Creating and maintaining your group
- Politics and politicians
- Legals – what you need to know
- Financing your project
- Communications – get your project known about
- Allocations – who gets housed?