Published: 1st Feb 2019

3,500 community led homes are at risk unless the Government extends the £163m Community Housing Fund, according to the National CLT Network. The Fund is due to close in December 2019 just 17 months after opening. The National CLT Network submitted a Freedom of Information request to Homes England which revealed that 56 different community groups have plans to build 3,546 homes using the Fund, most of which will be affordable housing. However, many of these volunteer-led schemes may never see the light of day because the Fund, which opened for bidding in July 2018, is set to close before construction costs can be covered. The Network says community groups are feeling that they’ve been ‘led up the garden path,’ regarding funding. The Mayor of London has set a target of 1,000 community led homes in the capital by 2021 and earlier this month the Greater London Authority launched its … (To read the full article, subscribe below)