Greater Manchester Community-Led Housing Network Launch

GM Community-Led Housing
Published date: 
Thursday, 6th December 2018

You're invited to the launch of the Housing Futures research findings.

You will hear directly from people with current and past experience of developer-led regeneration including stories of resistance and communities organising against demolitions. Dr Richard Goulding will share key messages from the Housing Futures research findings and outline next steps and how to stay involved. City Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett will respond on the subject of the recent housing strategy review process that he has been leading on for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the ways in which GMCA plans to engage with and promote community-led housing in the city-region. We will also hear from director of housing, Jon Sawyer, on Manchester City Council's approach.

Following the plenary there will be a choice of sessions:

A new 'enabling hub' is being established for community-led housing in Greater Manchester - there will be a participatory workshop to plan the structure, role and functions of the hub
Community land trusts are fast gaining ground as a viable tool for bringing land and property into community ownership in order to secure affordable housing for current and future generations - Dr Tom Moore will be sharing the basics and answering questions.

For those who just want to find out more about community-led housing in general there will be a screening of Peg Alexander's documentary film 'Britain's Housing Crisis: A People Powered Solution?'

This is the last event and an opportunity to be involved in what comes next - don't miss it!

Saturday 8 December 2018, 1pm - 4.30pm at Mechanics Institute (main hall), 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD.

Click here to register for free.