East Cambs Community Housing was originally established in 2011 by the charity Foundation East, under the name ‘CLT East’. We were set up to provide technical advice and support to Community Land Trusts across the East of England.
East Cambs District Council took a particular interest in community-led development. The Council saw the benefits that an active and engaged community, bringing forward their own developments and building affordable homes for local people, would have for the area. When Foundation East decided not to carry on with their CLT programme, the Council took the opportunity to host CLT East and made community-led housing a priority.
CLT East has now become East Cambs Community Housing, and the organisation has grown significantly. We still work with communities across the whole of the East of England, but in addition to supporting Community Land Trusts we now work with Cohousing groups, Charities, and other types of community-led housing groups too. A new tenancy management service has been established, and we also provide strategic support and advice to other Local Authorities to help them grow their own community-led housing sectors.
We work closely with our sister organisation, Palace Green Homes, a development company specialising in community-led developments.
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