Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2007
Community Land Trusts
This description of Bob Paterson's work was prepared when Bob Paterson was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
In the United Kingdom, there exists a chronic lack of affordable housing to meet existing demand. Current structures—in terms of policy, finance, and legal mechanisms—inhibit the creation of an affordable housing solution at the appropriate scale and over the long-term. Bob Paterson is creating an intermediate housing market through a set of tools and resources he has developed to promote Community Land Trusts as the preferred mechanism for providing UK citizens with equal opportunities for home ownership.
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