Community-Led Housing Fund
In January 2024, Otter Housing Association applied to the Community-Led Housing (CLH) Fund by Reclaim Community Collaborative Design Organization (CDO), a non-profit created to fill gaps and build expertise across the CLH sector. OHA was awarded $5,000 to go towards operational costs and the completion of several grant applications.
From Reclaim’s website:
“As the next experts in housing innovation and social enterprise, Reclaim’s vision is to create a Community-Led Housing Ecosystem Support Network, where local groups can share first-hand knowledge and resources, collaborate, and forge partnerships. This approach will allow CLH groups to reduce their development costs and learn from one another, ultimately ensuring affordability, accessibility, and greater success for all projects in the ecosystem.”
OHA is a current tester of Reclaim’s CLH Knowledge-Sharing Platform and will provide content through novel work (completed grants, etc.) as well as testing out the existing resources and providing feedback and contributing their versions in reciprocation.