London CLT is London’s first Community Land Trust established in the former psychiatric hospital of St Clements, in the Mile End area. The CLT provides affordable housing, allowing long-term residents who would be priced out to stay in the area, countering the tendencies of displacement and housing unaffordability. Supported by the Greater London Authority to work with a private developer and a social housing association, the CLT was allocated 23 homes that are dispersed throughout alongside privately owned and social housing units. Besides these homes, the CLT also promotes community engagement and is actively working on the creation of a community centre at the St Clements site.
To understand the story behind please download: London CLT Observatory Case
If you want to learn more about recent developments in this Observatory Case, including its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please download: London CLT update