Summary by Greg Robbins, Secretary of the London Federation of Housing Co-operatives
London Federation of Housing Co-operatives (LFHC) has 267 co-ops on its database. Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) has done some excellent research and found 775 community managed housing organisations nationally, of which 289 in London. Of these, according to the data we have available, 17 do not yet have any properties, though some such as Brixton Green, Leathermarket and RUSS have live projects at planning or construction stages. There are also community housing associations.
The others not included would have more properties (Spitalfields CHA, Phoenix in Bromley etc)
BSHF lists 289 for the London region, including community gateway, co-housing and community housing association groups not on the LFHC database. 67,911
Of these, 116 are TMOs in local authorities: 42,203 units (both tenanted and leasehold, but reliable figures do not exist of the breakdown for all those TMOs).
There are nine organisations listed as Housing Association Management Co-ops, but these include two former council TMOs that transferred to a housing co-operative (WATMOS). Two community gateway organisations, Phoenix and Watford, 5,832 and 5,000 properties respectively.
The majority of community controlled housing organisations are either housing co-ops that own the property / have long-standing lease agreements or else or they are tenant management organisations which manage council properties under a management agreement.
Tenant management organisations (TMOs) tend to be larger and comprise 62% of all tenant controlled housing across London. The oldest were founded in 1976.
Greg Robbins, Secretary, London Federation of Housing Co-ops, February 2017
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