Objectives

This Alternative Housing Delivery Models (AHDM) working group  has been created to bring together a number of stakeholders with the aim of enabling a step change in the volume delivery of alternative non solely speculative housing schemes.

The group will apply pressure on industry and be vocal to Government and Local Government to ensure that new housing policy and practice supports CLH/AHDM models. CLH/AHDM homes are defined by this group to include: co-housing, mutually owned housing, sub market housing, low cost homeownership, Community Land Trust homes, Shared Economy Housing, Custom Build.

The group aims to bring together a coalition of like minded organisations and will ensure a unified sector wide voice and solution focussed approach to this topic. The group will also be available to act as a contact and support group for relevant research projects and national and local policy development work.

Outputs

The outputs of the working group might include (but are not limited to):

  • To establish of a set of baselines that progress can be measured against
  • To identify & document best practice Joint Ventures between developers and CLH groups to produce case studies
  • To produce a toolkit for CLH groups and developers
  • To facilitate the forming of projects that deliver AHDM housing at scale
  • To promote the benefits of CLH/AHDM to National/Local Government,  the housing development sector, consumers and the public

The working group will draw upon existing studies and commission new studies where necessary subject to funding.

Membership

The core working group will consist of representatives from organisations with experience in the following sectors:

  • Community Led Housing professionals
  • Property Development/Housebuilding
  • Finance/mortgage/insurance providers
  • Contract Law
  • New construction technologies
  • Research (Technical and Social)
  • Planning Policy (National and Local)

The following organisations are committing to represent the sectors on the working group:

  • Good Homes Alliance (joint chair)
  • National CLT Network (joint chair)

Possible other members:

  • BioRegional
  • Melius Homes
  • Igloo
  • Keepmoat (Ilke Homes)
  • HAB Housing
  • TCPA
  • LGA
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Cherwell District Council

Project funding

The GHA/National CLT Network are currently seeking funding for the working group’s first project to enable it to bring together developers with community groups.  The funding would be used for:

  • Expert time
  • Production of case Studies
  • An online presence
  • Final/end report(s)
  • A manifesto for action directed at Local & National Government
  • Report presentations within UK regions

The working group will be seeking to raise funds to cover the working group costs with additional funding being sought at the time for any additional study work as it arises.

If you are interested in supporting this project, or have specific knowledge that might be useful to the working group, please contact us at richard@goodhomes.org.uk.