‘People Powered Homes’ set for Hunslet

With less than two weeks to go until the closing date of their community share offer, Leeds Community Homes has attracted 80% of the investment that they require to go ahead with their first people powered homes project.

Leeds Community Homes is seeking to raise a minimum of £200,000 – to invest in their first project to create sixteen permanently affordable homes on a development in Leeds’ emerging Climate Innovation District in Hunslet – 5 minutes walk from the Royal Armouries.

Green MP Caroline Lucas meets members of Leeds Community Homes on site in Hunslet

To raise the money, they have launched a community share offer – offering people the opportunity to invest amounts from £100. The funder Power To Change has agreed to match individual investments, up to a maximum of £100,000.

Rob Greenland, one of the founder members of Leeds Community Homes, said:

“The response has been fantastic so far. Most investors are from Leeds, but we’ve had plenty of people investing from around the UK too. I think there are lots of people out there who realise we have a housing crisis, and they want to be part of a practical, community-led response.”

Leeds Community Homes – backed by Helen Thomson from Leeds Community Homes on Vimeo.

All the information about the community share offer is available on Leeds Community Homes website and you can invest securely online via www.ethex.org.uk/leedscommunityhomes. The share offer is open until Monday 19 December 2016, and the minimum investment is £100.

Leeds Community Homes are hosting a free screening of Cathy Come Home at Hyde Park Picture House on Saturday 10 December 2016 at 2pm. For more information, and to book free tickets, visit hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/index.php?showing=9133#now-showing