Frome Area Community Land Trust (FACLT) and Fair Housing for Frome (FHfF) United!
Frome Area Community Land Trust (FACLT) and Fair Housing for Frome (FHfF) have officially united the two organisations, so that everything related to fair and affordable housing in Frome is managed by one organisation.
The two boards found that increasingly they shared very similar aims and objectives, were working together on similar issues, and several directors were on both boards.
The united organisation will retain the organisational structure of a Community Land Trust and will still be called Frome Area CLT, but with a new strap line ‘Creating fair housing for Frome’.
FACLT will continue to identify opportunities and support the creation of community led housing in Frome, and will oversee the Frome Renting Alliance (making a difference for renters, landlords and lettings agents), the Frome Housing Noticeboard (an online forum to make it easier for anyone who is searching for, or advertising a place to rent, lodge or house-sit in Frome), and the developing Legacy Scheme (a legal structure by which residents may bequeath properties to be used for local people in housing need).
Our New Vision!
FACLT exists to create fair housing for Frome. We want a town in which all sections of our community, in all housing tenures, have access to decent homes that meet their needs. We recognise, however, that there is currently a housing crisis in our town. Our vision is that FACLT will lead the way, in partnership with others, in tackling this crisis over the coming years. We aim to make a real contribution to the provision of genuinely affordable homes for local people in housing need. We will continually draw attention to the need for fairer housing in Frome and work with our community to realise all possibilities for creating it, ensuring that those at the sharp end of the housing crisis have their voices heard and opportunities to engage
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Why have a Community Land Trust in Frome?
Frome has a desperate need for genuinely affordable housing. Rents and property prices are high, leaving many people unable to afford adequate accommodation.
The CLT’s homes for rent will remain genuinely affordable in perpetuity.
Homes provided by the CLT will be principally offered to people with a local connection, who might otherwise be forced to move elsewhere.
CLT homes will be built with community in mind – homes in which people can feel secure and proud to live in.
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