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  • Sustainable Community Housing for York

We believe that strong and inclusive communities are at the core of fulfilling lives. Our mission is to increase access to environmentally sustainable, community housing that is affordable a broader range of income groups. We believe housing should be built by the community who live in it and not for the profit of a developer; that by working co-operatively people affected by the current housing crisis can be empowered to move beyond the traditional models of home ownership and gain a stake in their own future. By coming together and building the homes we want, we can empower people, strengthen lives and grow communities.

The Press: 30 October 2016

YorSpace eyes former Lowfield site in Acomb

The Press: 10th June 2015
We can fix city's housing crisis by putting community before profit

The Press: 16th January 2015
York could gain group owned housing under radical new plans

As well as visiting our website you can keep up to date with our activities via our Facebook page and on Twitter.

Stage: 
The focus is on finding a site and raising money. The group will have to work up a business plan and may have commissioned some feasibility studies. They may have their first experience of small scale contracts with professionals. This stage ends when a ‘definite’ site is found. There may be several iterations of this stage.
Regular Events: 
Monthly meetings on Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings alternating. Open to people interested in joining. Please contact us for details.