RUSS is launching a new project, the School of Community-led Housing. The purpose of the school is 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 and the course will develop as RUSS gains more experience. However we feel we have some useful knowledge to share.

The workshop is also a chance to meet others interested in joining or forming community housing groups.

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?

The school is also be a way of raising funds for RUSS.


RUSS volunteers ran a pilot workshop on November 12th 2016, which was attended by 20 people and received very good feedback. Details of the next course will appear soon.

To register an interest in attending the course email here.