Homes of Our Own
Homes of Our Own is a Community Led Housing Hub for Wiltshire and Swindon. We offer specialist advice and support to engage communities in providing housing for the future.
Supporting Community Led Housing
in Wiltshire & Swindon
What we do
We provide support to community groups within Wiltshire and Swindon to enable them to deliver alternative solutions to their community’s housing needs through affordable housing development, providing defined community benefits that are protected in perpetuity.
We also support community groups working in a developer-community partnership as well as facilitating the creation of relationships between Registered Providers of Affordable Housing and community groups where knowledge, experience and information can be shared for the benefit of the community.
Stronger and more resilient communities can be built through the provision of Affordable Housing and we support community groups to do this.
How we can help
Find out more about Community Led Housing (including types) and the Community Led Housing process. We can offer support for groups getting started and formed groups
Homes of Our Own offers a variety of resources for groups and organisations who are interested in Community Led Housing, including factsheets and newsletters
We regularly attend events across Wiltshire and Swindon to talk about the benefits of Community Led Housing. All upcoming housing events are listed on our calendar page.
Community Led Housing News
Why is affordable housing needed in Wiltshire and Swindon? House prices in many areas of Wiltshire and Swindon mean that people on low or modest incomes face difficulties finding decent, secure, affordable accommodation. Housing costs create barriers for certain...
We know that across Wiltshire and Swindon that there is still a shortage of housing that meets the needs of local communities. Despite the pandemic there is no sign that house prices or rents are decreasing – rather the reverse. This can mean that young people and...
Successful community-led housing organisations rely on the commitment, enthusiasm and resilience of their leaders and board members. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen a decrease in the number of board members for local groups as well as a reduction in the...