The Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC) is a four-year European project (Sept. 2017-Sept. 2021). It was created out of determination to address the growing housing affordability crisis in urban areas of the North-West region of Europe (NWE) by supporting the establishment of successful Community Land Trusts (CLT).The programme operates through collaborative effort by the City of Lille and its OFS (OFSML, France), the National CLT Network (England and Wales), the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV, France), and the London, Brussels and Ghent pilot Community Land Trusts. Recently, new partners have joined the project in order to maximise its impacts throughout the final year of implementation: And the People9 (Netherlands), Self-Organised Architecture (SOA, Ireland), the Institute for Creative Sustainability10 (id22, Germany) and the South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH).
The SHICC project has been built around three objectives :
The project is structured around six work streams. Over the past three years, SHICC activities have resulted in the following :