Everyone deserves an affordable, warm, safe, and secure place to call home
Faversham's Hidden Homeless
We have many hidden homeless in Faversham - very few people bother to register because they know that social housing, council housing, is a thing of the past.
Arc 4 in their survey distinguished between households that intend to move home that are in housing need and those that seek to move home for aspirational reasons.
If we discount those wanting to move to a smaller or larger house that leaves 721 hidden homeless.
The survey also found that there were 211 people sofa surfing in Faversham in 2020.
But if you do not register you are invisible which makes it harder to make the argument for more really affordable housing - so please register. You can do it here.
Faversham Community Land Trust
The Faversham Community Land Trust exists to acquire and develop land or buildings within the four electoral Wards of Faversham - Abbey, Priory, St Ann's and Watling, for the good of the community. Our principal aim is to secure land or buildings as assets for affordable housing and community uses in perpetuity.
The Community Land Trust is a charity is run by volunteers who give their time free of charge in the interest of the Faversham community. The trust is open to all, and the more members the better. It only costs £1, so please do join us! Click here for more info.
If you support our aims please join us. The FCLT is looking for people who would like to be on our Advisory Panel. These are qualified people in their fields that perhaps do not have the time to be a board member, but would be able to offer advice when needed to the board. You […]
Vicky Spratt draws on her family's experience to explain why council housing was a good thing. "All parties came to have a clear focus on state-funded housebuilding in this “golden age”. Between 1939 and 1953, 1.3 million council homes were built. By 1961, another million had been added. Social housing was a national asset, both […]