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Community action on housing

Is the answer to the housing crisis community led development? The large developers are failing to provide homes that people can live in because of the design, lack of family sized units and the cost, which puts them out of reach of most people. This seminar showed the level of commitment and the energy behind a move for local communities to take the situation in hand and design their own housing scheme and find the funding to make it a reality. Ideas such as building up community wealth, stopping the selling of public land, compulsory purchase of land by councils and community land trusts. A feeling of optimism and revolution in the air.

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