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Housing by the community, for the community. Find out more!

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Clann Credo is hosting an online event to explore opportunities for Community-Led Housing in Ireland.

Wednesday, 23rd of June, 7 – 8pm, online.

Housing is one of the most contentious issues in Ireland today. The problem is complex and there will not be a simple solution, but Community-Led Housing may be able to play an important role in the creation of new homes in both rural and urban settings.

Community-Led Housing is evolving across Europe and the world. In Ireland, community groups are exploring ways to collectively create new homes through a process which empowers communities to develop solutions which address their own particular housing needs.

This approach provides a framework for residents and communities to collaborate in the creation and revitalisation of new and existing neighbourhoods. The unique feature of Community-Led Housing is the empowerment of future residents to meaningfully participate in both the design and long-term management of their homes.

“Community-Led Housing is an example of bottom-up, active citizenship at its best, with the potential to put the humanistic perspective of housing provision centre stage, with communities and citizens at the heart of neighbourhood development, embracing the idea of homes as a social good.” President Michael D. Higgins from Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland.

Clann Credo is delighted to host this event on Community-Led Housing with SOA (Self Organised Architecture). SOA is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to provide information on models for socially and environmentally sustainable housing.

SOA is a partner in The Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC) project which seeks to support the establishment of more successful Community Land Trusts (CLT) in cities across the North-West European (NWE) region. Community Land Trusts are seen as a useful structure for the establishment of Community-Led Housing.

As the Irish partner in SHICC, SOA is seeking to grow the CLT movement in Ireland through research, information exchange, network building, and support for emerging CLTs. For more information, visit


  • Welcome and introduction – Roisin Mulligan, Clann Credo
  • Tom O’Donnell and Colin McDonnell, SOA - presentation on the ethos of Community-Led Housing with examples from Ireland and abroad.
  • Question and answer session

Why might your community be interested in Community-Led Housing?

Community-Led Housing can help address a wide range of issues that community-based organisations are already working on, including;

  • Creating social and affordable housing
  • Rural and urban regeneration
  • Promoting inclusive towns and neighbourhoods that cater for people with additional needs
  • Environmentally sustainable living
  • Establishing community spaces and retaining public services
  • Supporting economic and artistic activities

If your community is affected by the housing crisis and you want to hear about local solutions to local housing needs, join us online on Wednesday, 23rd June from 7 – 8pm to find out more!

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Organiser Clann Credo - Community Loan Finance

Organiser of Community-Led Housing

Providing affordable loan finance to community organisations enriching the lives of thousands of people nationwide, Clann Credo is Ireland’s leading provider of community loans to voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and amateur sports clubs. 

Since 1996, Clann Credo has pioneered the concept of Community Loan Finance in Ireland and to date Clann Credo has invested over €150M in more than 1,900 community projects throughout Ireland.

Clann Credo - Community Loan Finance, lends to any community or sports organisation that generates a positive social or environmental impact - and can demonstrate capacity to repay a loan. 

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