Hope for Housing conference

A very exciting conference pulling together:

  • folks who are hoping to develop or seek to maintain their own housing
  • central government housing officers
  • Birmingham City Council officers
  • suppliers of information or infrastructure

was held in the lovely location of Winterbourne Gardens on Monday 9th July. For more details see this Hope for Housing notice. It was particularly exciting that just the week before, the government had finally announced details of the Community Housing Fund.

It was great to see the enthusiasm of a whole range of people. The Birmingham Community Led Housing Partnership has put forth a prospectus. No website yet, but their partner organisations at the moment include:

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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