People powered housing

Had a good time at this event, Thursday 10th May. Speakers included:

  • Bright Muyoti, of the newly formed NeAs, a group of Nechells and Aston residents who want more affordable housing in their area.
  • Heather Kennedy and Becki Winson, Organisers from the New Economics Foundation, who shared NEF’s findings into how people can take control of land in their local community and use it to solve the housing crisis
  • Pete Richmond of Birmingham Housing, who gave an update on the work he and others are doing to enable more community-led housing schemes in the city.
  • Adam Eddleston of ACORN Birmingham, talked about the work they are doing to take on bad landlords and improve things for private renters.

Others present included representatives from Generation Rent, Citizens UK and Climate Action Network West Midlands.

Published by CoHoWM

Cohousing West Midlands is (surprise) a cohousing project for the West Midlands! Cohousing is where everyone has their own front door, but there's also a community house for weekly shared meals and activities, and other shared spaces. More than a Housing Association, and less than a co-op!

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