Friday, 26 May 2017

Community Housing Groups Warn £300 Million Fund At Risk

Community groups have warned a £300 million fund for new affordable housing projects is at risk as the political parties battle over spending pledges. The National Community Land Trust Network, the UK Cohousing Network and the Confederation of Cooperative Housing have joined forces to urge the parties to commit to a five-year fund set up last year to boost their work. The £300 million Community Housing Fund was launched in December to provide small, community-led housing groups extra resources to scale-up ambitious building plans. But these grassroots groups are worried the future of the fund is now in jeopardy. Read more on the Big Issue website.

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