How to organise a community housing project


Join this one-day workshop on community-led residential projects to learn about the alternatives to the mainstream housing market. The workshop will draw from the experience of experts involved in self-build and co-designed projects, offering advice on:

• Finding people who share your vision and creating a group
• Organising, networking and building your membership
• Politics - how the local authorities work
• Legal issues - land disposal, procurement and competitive dialogue
• Finances and funding for your project
• Building a professional team
• Deciding and allocating who lives in the homes
• Ongoing networking 

Speakers include:

Jon Broome of Jon Broome Architects

Zohra Chiheb, Appropriate Housing at Levitt Bernstein

Kareem Dayes, founder and chair of the Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS)

John Struthers of the Headway Self Build Group Collective

RUSS will be running the workshop sharing the lessons they have learnt working with other aspiring community groups, students and housing practitioners. They will also share insight on the upcoming Church Grove Project in Lewisham, London. 

Cost: £50 standard rate

£40 student or concessions rate or RUSS members

Time: 10.30am - 4.00pm