Faith in Affordable Housing
Our Faith in Affordable Housing project aims to encourage churches to release their surplus land and buildings for affordable housing. Our project workers bring together churches of all denominations, housing associations and local authorities to achieve its aim.
The Faith in Affordable Housing guide was written with the specific aim to introduce those responsible for administering church-owned land or buildings when considering redevelopment options.
The guide reconciles mission and pragmatic objectives, meeting the "best value" test, as well as the practicalities of implementing an affordable housing project.
Included are several case studies, demonstrating the feasibility of such projects.
The guide and further resources are listed here >>
In September 2014 we inaugurated the Frampton Road development in Gloucester - this project, in partnership with Gloucester Diocese and Rooftop Housing Association now provides nine 1-bedroom units for previously homeless young people, one 3-bedroom home for move-on accommodation, two 3-bedroom affordable rented family homes, two 1-bedroom share ownership homes, as well as a new vicarage.
You can view a picture gallery of the inauguration here >>>
Please note that the first part of the gallery shows the roadshow will held on the same day.
At the time of writing - end March 2015, we have just recruited a coordinator to develop FiAH in the London area. We will post the name and contact details at the earliest opportunity.
In the meantime, for any enquiries covering England,
please contact Alastair Murray
Wales has its own FiAH coordinator - Sharon Lee