Housing People, Building Communities is the new name for an established organisation that was set up initially to build 32 low-cost homes in the Granby-Toxteth district of Liverpool.

With our scheme off Kingsley Road now well advanced, we’re exploring opportunities to create further affordable homes and build new neighbourhoods in a wider area.

Our special approach combines self-build, volunteering and corporate philanthropy in a unique way. Our home partners help to build the homes they will ultimately live in, working alongside volunteers from all over the world and using products, services and materials donated by some of the biggest corporate names.

This pioneering way of working has won us awards, including Most Innovative/Specialist Solution at the National Housing Awards, Best Community-led Initiative at the 2014 UK Housing Awards and Best Housing Alliance at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.

We’ve featured as a case study on the National Custom and Self-Build Association (NaCSBA) self-build portal and in the Build-it-yourself Report from Lloyds Banking Group & the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York.

Our efforts are supported by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom-Build and Independent Housebuilding, as well as the Building and Social Housing Foundation UK team.