Who we are


We are a volunteer-led community-led Community Benefit Society (Registration No. 8124) that serves the Roman Road area of Tower Hamlets in London to provide truly affordable housing in perpetuity. We want to create an alternative solution for residents who are being forced out of the area due to increased property prices.


The ethos is centred on the idea that enabling communities to solve local problems can improve local health and wellbeing. The houses we are proposing will be directly benefit those individuals in need of housing in the community, but will also benefit the wider community through reducing the inequality that exists.


Our Vision and Objective



Homes for the community, led by the community


Truly affordable housing in perpetuity

Provide truly affordable housing in perpetuity to protect the diverse community that makes Roman Road unique, creating an alternative solution for residents who are being forced out of the area due to increased property prices. We want to do this by creating housing sold at a rate tied to the average income of residents.Our ambitions are simple, but they are unique for a community-based group in London.


Find out more about our initial proposal.

Our Collaborators and Funders


We are supported by the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum (NPlan). We are currently working with the neighbourhood plan to draft an affordable housing policy that directly contributes to the creation of community housing in the area. Find out more about Roman Road's NPlan here http://romanroadbowneighbourhoodplan.org/



We are funded by the CLH Community Led Housing London (CLH). They help communities to take a leading role in developing and managing their homes. The CLH work with community groups at an early stage, offering advice, mentoring and funding. The CLH are supported by the Mayor of London and several boroughs, to provide their funding and advice. The CLH are part of an advisory group which includes the National CLT Network, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, and UK Cohousing. Find out more about Community Led Housing London here www.communityledhousing.london


We were originally supported by the National Community Land Trust Network (NCLTN) who provided us with the initial guidance in bringing together our steering committee and we remain a member.


Over the years we have also worked with and been supported by the Roman Road TrustStudio WicAppropriate HousingMatter Architecture, Bercaf, Arc 4.

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