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The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is inviting costed proposals from individuals, organisations or collaborative groups to deliver 4 outputs related to our community-led housing programme.
"I’ve worked in urbanism for the last 10 years, but I’m still surprised by the disproportionate attention paid by urbanists and housing professionals on urban inequality and informality. All too often I find myself coming out of conferences of planners wondering who urbanism is for. Most of the time I am one of the only anthropologists and I always need to justify why I see myself as an urbanist."
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.
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