Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland


This is the first of five Handbooks from a series researched and published by Self-Organised Achitecture (SOA) in Ireland. The series is free to download and read, and aims at being an introduction to the topics of community-led housing, breaking down various components and processes. 

The first Handbook, OVERVIEW, is intended as a starting point to assist readers in identifying the sections and topics they are interested in, as each handbook is targeted to a specific audience. This handbook includes SOA’s ‘Master Roadmaps’, and profiles of the eight Irish Community-Led Housing groups who participated as stakeholders in the project. The subsequent four handbooks focus on specific topics, and break down the information into digestible segments for various audiences.


This publication series is the result of a 12-month multi-stakeholder research project to inform and support the establishment of a Community-Led Housing (CLH) infrastructure in Ireland.


The research is intended to explain the concept, and to inform policy decisions which can facilitate a broad variety of approaches to CLH. The handbooks identify current financial and legal roadblocks and suggest measures to address these. Recommendations are founded on comprehensive research of supportive policy for Community-Led Housing in the EU and the UK which empower communities to develop solutions addressing their particular housing needs.


You can learn more about the project by visiting the SOA website 


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