Bids are in for Saint Clements

The East London Community Land Trust, which came out of a campaign by an alliance of faith institutions, trade unions, schools and community organisations, to see more affordable housing in the East End, has submitted its final bid to bring 300 homes into community control.  If they are successful we will see the creation of many dozens of new affordable homes.

It’s taken 7 years to get to this stage.  In a matter of weeks we may see the first community land trust in London get off the ground.

Celebrate ELCLT’s Bid to Create 300 Community Controlled Homes
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Bow Road Methodist Church
1 Merchant Street / Bow Road / Mile End Road, Mile End
E3 4LY London
United Kingdom
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

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Community Land Trusts are currently being used around the globe as an effective way to deliver low cost home ownership to families and local communities in perpetuity.    In the UK few companies have taken up this challenge – until now.

Can Community Land Trusts offer solutions to problems of unaffordable housing urban locations. Could an urban Community Land Trust create opportunities to protect and promote local enterprise, keeping money within the local economy and sustaining isolated or disadvantaged communities.

The East London Community Land Trust is a not-for-profit community organisation that specialises in providing CLT housing across east London.  They were born out of community organising, and still stay true to those principles, having been formed out of a campaign led by London CITIZENS.  ELCLT is, however, an independent organisation with its own membership, governance and Board of Trustees.

Membership of the The East London Community Land Trust is open to all East Enders. It costs just £1 to join, but members can stand for election, get a chance to move into a land trust home, and take part in the democratic stewardship of land.

Click here to join on line.