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Allerdale District Council

Carlisle City Council

Copeland Borough Council

Eden District Council

Lancaster City Council

South Lakeland District Council

Housing Associations

Here are some of the Housing Associations currently active in Cumbria and Lancaster. The Hub will help you to find the right people to work with, but you may find it helpful to have a look at their websites and see if they share the values of your project.

Other organisations

Community Land Trusts provide affordable homes for local people in need by acquiring land and holding it as a community asset in perpetuity.

You can find out more from the National Community Land Trusts Network.

Housing Co-operatives involve groups of people who provide and collectively manage affordable homes for themselves as tenants or shared owners.

You can find more information from the Confederation of Co-operative Housing.

Cohousing schemes involve groups of like-minded people who come together to provide self-contained, private homes for themselves, but manage their scheme together and share activities, often in a communal space

You can find more information from the UK Cohousing Network.

Tenant Management Organisations provide social housing tenants with collective responsibility for managing and maintaining the homes through an agreement with their council or housing association landlord.

You can find out more from the NFTMO.

Self-help housing projects involve small, community-based organisations bringing empty properties back into use, often without mainstream funding, with a strong emphasis on construction skills training and support.

You can find more information about self help housing here.

Community self-build involves groups of local people in housing need building homes for themselves with external support and managing the process collectively.

You can find more information from the Community Self Build Agency.

Community Led Homes have a lot of information on their website.