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BSHF Programme Managers Jenny, Line and Tom recently spoke at House Party 2015 in Manchester, with each of them exploring different aspects of Community-Led Housing. The presentations are available to download at the bottom of this page.
The BSHF Community-Led Housing programme was recently awarded funding from the Nationwide Foundation, which will allow us to add new resources, support greater partnership working and create increased visibility for the movement.
I joined BSHF two months ago, after working as an urban anthropologist with a social innovation agency in community-led urban regeneration across the UK.
To see a social problem with a fresh pair of eyes is both a blessing and a curse. As someone who has worked in the housing field for a number of years, but never specifically on homelessness, there is much I need to learn about this most severe form of housing need.
Our thoughts are with our friends and partners in Nepal following the recent devastating earthquake. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia, but its people are rich in ideas and innovation.
The World Habitat Awards for 2014-15 were presented on Friday 17 April at the Governing Council of UN-Habitat, in Nairobi, Kenya.
At the Building and Social Housing Foundation we see many examples of communities coming together to provide homes for themselves in innovative and inspiring ways.
BSHF invites innovative housing projects to apply for the 2015/16 World Habitat Awards for the chance to gain recognition for their work.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014-15 World Habitat Awards, which have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from around the world. These innovative projects demonstrate significant impact within their own communities as well as the transfer of their practice to other contexts.
The Second POWER HOUSE nZEC Symposium held in Versailles represented an excellent opportunity to assess the issues that cities of tomorrow will be facing in the near future and to discuss with local authorities’ representatives and housing experts about how Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers should contribute to address these challenges and secure a ‘fair energy transition’.
Recent Publications
Community-led Housing in England -
History and Context
Community-led Housing in England - History and Context
2014-15 World Habitat Awards winners and finalists
BSHF Newsletter - March 2015