We know that housing is the single biggest difficulty for local people, because of very limited supply, high prices and the squeeze from second homes. We want to help improve the situation long-term by providing secure housing at fair rents.
The Old Ship will offer 2 x two bed flats and 2 x one bed flats with rents in line with the Local Housing Allowance. There is still a long way to go before we are ready to accept applications (as you will have see if you walk past The Ship!) but we will share the application process here once we are a bit a closer to our goals.
We have the same legal structure as a Community Land Trust, and want to ensure that the new housing is reserved for meeting local need. Any profits will be reinvested in the community - perhaps by paying a Support Worker for Older People, a Youth Worker, or similar.