Published: 6th Dec 2016

Artist’s impression of new housing being built on the former St Clement’s hospital site in Mile End, London, of which 23 homes will be a community land trust Community land trusts and social enterprises are springing up in the capital to tackle the housing crisis, as Alan Southern reports The housing crisis means different things to different communities. Too many people face unfathomable and often unaccountable rent levels, and owner occupation is often out of reach. In London, with probably the most severe housing market conditions in the UK, it ultimately means addressing the most basic of physiological needs, about where you can find a place to live safely and securely. In response to the housing problems in the capital we see groups like the women-led Focus E15 organising against evictions and Rooms of Our Own, which is a social enterprise – again led by women … (To read the full article, subscribe below)