About us

West Midlands Urban Community Homes is a new hub for knowledge and expertise that exists to help community led housing flourish in the region. We offer support and work with a wide range of stakeholders to bring together the people, land and finance needed to make community led housing projects happen.

The West Midlands has a rich history of community led housing and we are building a movement for a new wave of  homes owned, managed and stewarded by our communities. That's because we want to see more affordable, high quality and sustainable homes in thriving neighbourhoods - great places to live, now and in the future.

Inspiring and supporting a new wave of community led housing in the West Midlands

Our vision

To see 5% of homes built in the West Midlands by 2031 to be community led and to see an increase in community control of existing homes in order to build strong and successful neighbourhoods

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Our values

  1. We are passionate and ambitious about the power of community stewardship in housing design, development, ownership and management  

  2. We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality and inclusion in the community led housing movement  

  3. We are collaborative and work with people across the West Midlands who share our vision for a new wave of community led housing 

  4. We listen and learn – we are committed to hearing and supporting ideas from individuals, groups and organisations for community led homes in the West Midlands 

  5. We are enterprising – we acknowledge how much of a challenge it can be to create the homes that our communities want and need, so we bring creativity and a can-do approach to our work 

Why community led housing?

If a community needs more or different kinds of homes, anyone can take control, lead that change and make it happen

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Our members

We are a community benefit society, built on the support of our members

Our team

We're a small team working with a network of advisors and professionals who can help to enable community led housing

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