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Community-led housing resources

We’ve put together a list of some of the most useful community-led housing resources, for groups at every stage of the process.

Getting started

Community-led housing key resources

My Community contains excellent info on how to deliver your project including:

Choosing a legal structure

This guide, produced by us and written by legal experts Russell-Cooke, gives clear and straightforward advice on choosing the right structure when setting up a community organisation.
Go to Choosing a Legal Structure.

Understanding the potential of small scale community-led housing

This report gives an overview of the community-led housing sector, plus 10 case studies. Go to Understanding the Potential of Small Scale Community-Led Housing.


Project delivery

Community-led housing step-by-step

For a step-by-step account of how to undertake of community-led housing, take a look at My Community’s step-by-step.

Community Buildings Checker

Our online Community Building Checker tool helps you work out whether your community building project will be viable.

Asset transfer legal toolkit

This is a suite documents guides you through the process of taking on land or buildings previously owned by the local authority.
Go to the asset transfer legal toolkit.

Making Buildings work for your Community

An introduction to the design process and how to ensure that your building is the best possible facility for your community. Go to Making Buildings Work for your Community.



You can access two types of grants for Community-led Housing projects: Community-led Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grant and the Community-led Buildings Project Support Grant.

Find out more on My Community.

Community shares

Get advice and support on using community shares to finance your housing project.