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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)

The CPCA Community Housing Team supports local community led housing projects to bring more affordable housing to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough through enabling local people to work together and create their own affordable housing solutions to meet local housing needs.

Community led housing is way for local communities to come together to tackle their local housing issues and provide high quality, affordable homes that are a true benefit to the local community and are genuinely affordable forever.

We work collaboratively with community led housing groups providing technical advice and support from the early stages of an idea right through to the completion of a project and beyond.

Our work includes helping communities to select the most appropriate legal form, support with funding for affordable housing projects, identifying suitable land, assisting with community engagement, connecting people with experts, forming long lasting partnerships as well as assessing if a project is viable through viability assessments. Our network also includes working with Local Authorities, planners, architects, funders, housing organisations and community organisations.